Acamprol 333mg Tablet 6'S

Alcohol Addiction Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ACAMPROL 333MG contain acamprosate calcium which belongs to a group of medicine called alcohol abstinence aids. It is used to treat alcohol dependence. It helps to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients. This medicine which acts on the central nervous system (brain and the spinal cord).

This medicine in combination with counselling will help you to not drink alcohol. It does this by acting on the chemical changes that have taken place in the brain during the years that you have been drinking alcohol. It does not prevent the harmful effects of continuous alcohol abuse.

The common side effects are diarrhoea, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, excessive gas in the stomach or bowel (flatulence), itching or spotty red skin rash, decreased sexual desire (libido), impotence, frigidity. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in patient below the age 18 years or above the age 65 years.

Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF ACAMPROL 333MG

  • Treat alcohol dependence
  • Helps to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients

HOW ACAMPROL 333MG WORKS

ACAMPROL 333MG works by acting on the chemical changes that have taken place in the brain during the years that you have been drinking alcohol.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take ACAMPROL 333MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with food. Try to take ACAMPROL 333MG at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ACAMPROL 333MG

SERIOUS

  • severe allergic reaction such as angio-oedema (causing large, raised marks on the skin and localised swelling, including the face and throat) or anaphylaxis (causing difficulty in breathing with rash, swelling, wheezing, and feeling faint)

COMMON

  • diarrhoea
  • stomachache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • excessive gas in the stomach or bowel (flatulence)
  • itching or spotty red skin rash
  • decreased sexual desire (libido)
  • impotence
  • frigidity

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

Stomachache:

Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Applying heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Nausea and vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Flatulence:

Eat slowly and avoid soda and other carbonated beverages. Chew your food thoroughly before you swallow.

Itching:

Apply a cold, wet cloth, or ice pack on the itching area. Take an oatmeal bath. Moisturize your skin. Apply cooling agents such as menthol or calamine.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ACAMPROL 333MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

ACAMPROL 333MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

ACAMPROL 333MG does not make you sleepy and therefore is not expected to affect your ability to drive or use machines.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with ACAMPROL 333MG.

KIDNEY

ACAMPROL 333MG is not recommended in patients with active kidney diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

LIVER

ACAMPROL 333MG is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALLERGY

Do not take ACAMPROL 333MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to acamprosate calcium or any other ingredients in this medicine.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • symptoms of depression and thoughts of committing suicide

INTERACTIONS

 Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • diuretics (water tablets)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Acamprosate calcium
Pharmacological Category :   GABA Agonist/Glutamate Antagonist
Therapeutic Indication :   Treat alcohol dependence, Helps to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT ACAMPROL 333MG

Is ACAMPROL 333MG placebo?

No, it is a drug and not a placebo.

Is ACAMPROL 333MG effective?

Yes, it is effective if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Can ACAMPROL 333MG cause diarrhoea?

Yes, this medicine may cause diarrhoea in some individuals. Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Ethyl and Methyl Alcohols. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition,2013. Page-393-394.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page-40-42.

3. Stephanie L. Yahn,1 Lucas R. Watterson,1 and M. Foster Olive1,2. Safety and Efficacy of Acamprosate for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. 31 Jan 2013. [Accessed 30 Jan 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3565569/

4. Generics [UK] Ltd; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Sep 2016] [Accessed 30 Jan 2021] https://imedi.co.uk/acamprosate-333mg-gastro-resistant-tablets

5. Merck Santé s.a.s; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Dec 2020] [Accessed 30 Jan 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.986.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    15
    Ingredient
    ACAMPROSATE CALCIUM 333MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Acamprol 333mg Tablet 6'S

Acamprol 333mg Tablet 6'S Mkt: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

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