ACAMPTAS 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.