Introduction Acamprol Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of alcohol addiction. It is used to stop craving in people who have completely stopped drinking alcohol. However, this medicine does not treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms or prevent the harmful effects of alcohol abuse. Acamprol Tablet should be taken with food. It is only effective when you have completely stopped drinking alcohol. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor. Some common side effects of using this medication are abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased libido, and itching. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. You should have regular counseling sessions, as it will provide extra help to maintain abstinence from alcohol. Remember it will take time, support, willpower, and determination to readjust the habit of not drinking. Uses of Acamprol Tablet Alcohol addiction Benefits of Acamprol Tablet In Alcohol addiction Acamprol Tablet is a medicine used, along with social support and counseling, to help people recover from alcohol addiction and to avoid having the urge to drink alcohol again. Acamprol Tablet starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating alcohol addiction. Side effects of Acamprol Tablet Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you?re worried about them Common side effects of Acamprol Diarrhea Abdominal pain Nausea Vomiting Decreased libido Itching Flatulence Impotence How to use Acamprol Tablet Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acamprol Tablet is to be taken with food. How Acamprol Tablet works Acamprosate is believed to stabilize the chemical balance in the brain by blocking glutaminergic N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors and activating the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors. Safety Advice Alcohol CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acamprol Tablet. Please consult your doctor. Pregnancy CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR Acamprol Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor. Breastfeeding SAFE IF PRESCRIBED Acamprol Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Driving SAFE Acamprol Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive. Kidney CAUTION Acamprol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acamprol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Acamprol Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Liver CAUTION Acamprol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acamprol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited information is available on the use of Acamprol Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. What if you forget to take Acamprol Tablet? If you miss a dose of Acamprol Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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