Campral - Uses & Side Effects
Generic name: Acamprosate calcium
Campral is a medication that helps people stay alcohol-free in combination with counseling or support groups once they have stopped drinking. Campral is thought to restore the normal brain balance, which has been disturbed in someone who is alcohol dependent. This review focuses on acamprosate (Campral), which is another type of drug that may help alcoholics maintain abstinence by preventing relapse. This drug is not yet approved for use in the United States. In studies in Europe, Campral appeared to decrease the return to drinking, following a brief period of abstinence, that is typical of alcohol dependence.
Uses of Campral
Side Effects of Campral
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Campral. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Campral:
Drug Interaction :- Campral does not appear to interact with other medications often used during alcoholism treatment, such as disulfiram (Antabuse) and naltrexone (ReVia), or with antianxiety, antidepressant, or hypnotic (sleep-inducing) medications. Additional drug interaction information should be forthcoming.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency treatment immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include:
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