General English name: Acamprosate
Brand: Campral EC
Application: Quit alcoholism
Acamprostat drug information
Medication Information: Acamprostate is a drug to help you quit alcohol. You can start using Acamprostate right after you stop drinking. Acamprostat can help you quit drinking, along with counseling, and alleviate your worries about re-using alcohol because of your craving for alcohol. Acamprostate works in your brain to reduce the urge to drink alcohol
Contraindications to the use of acamprostate
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Acaprostate drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking acamprostat
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking acamprostate:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have any kidney or liver problems.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Possible side effects of acamprostate
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Diarrhea, feeling sick, stomach pain and bloating, itchy skin rash, decreased ability and libido
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of acamprostat.
How to store acaprostate
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.