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Overview

Acamprol 333mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Acamprosate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Acamprol 333mg Tablet is used with proper counseling for people dealing with alcoholism. It helps reduce alcohol dependency of people. It works by repairing the chemical balance in the brain. It is advised to not use this medication while still drinking alcohol.

Possible side effects of this medicine include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gas, and stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, fatigue, weight gain or loss, muscle pain, joint pain, change in sexual desire or decreased sexual activity. If you observe any of these side effects, it is recommended to consult your doctor or health care provider before using this medicine. Inform your doctor or health care professional if you observe severe side effects such as stomach pain, black stool, vomit that appears as coffee grounds and seizures. If these side effects worsen, seek medical help right away. This medicine also has few allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling of throat, face or lips, dizziness and trouble in breathing. Therefore, it is best to contact your doctor before using this medicine.

Before taking this medication, consult your doctor if you are allergic to it or the ingredients present in them. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription medicine or non-prescription medicine and medical problems such as kidney disease. It is recommended to not use this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

alcoholism
In addition to its intended effect, Acamprol 333mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
diarrhoea Moderate Less Common
Abdominal pain Moderate Less Common
nausea Moderate Less Common
vomiting Moderate Less Common
Decreased libido Moderate Less Common
Itching Moderate Less Common
Flatulence Moderate Less Common
Impotence. Moderate Less Common
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine should not be consumed during pregnancy unless necessary. Consulting a doctor is mandatory to discuss the benefits and risks before taking the medicine.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
Acamprosate calcium is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment. Renal Impairment.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Acamprol 333mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Acamprosate, 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.
The precise working nature of Acamprol 333mg Tablet cannot be determined. However, persistent exposure to alcohol is hypothesized or believed to bring about change in harmony between inhibition and excitation of the neurons.
Ques: What is Acamprol 333mg tablet?
Ans: Acamprol 333 mg Tablet is used with proper counseling for people dealing with alcoholism. It helps reduce alcohol dependency of people. It contains Acamprosate Calcium as an active ingredient. Acamprol Tablet works by interacting with glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid neurotransmitter systems.
Ques: What are the uses of Acamprol 333mg tablet?
Ans: Acamprol 333 mg Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like addiction to alcohol. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like dependence on alcohol. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Acamprol 333 mg Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.
Ques: What are the Side Effects of Acamprol 333mg tablet?
Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Acamprol 333 mg Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include a headache, anxiety, abdominal colic, nausea, and diarrhea. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.
Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Acamprol 333mg tablet?
Ans: Acamprol 333 mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Acamprol 333 mg Tablet. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
What are you using Acamprol 333mg Tablet for?
alcoholism
Other
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Thrice a day
Twice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Nausea
Diarrhoea
Itching
Abdominal Pain
Vomiting
Decreased libido
Impotence
Flatulence
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

I was alcoholic. I am male and my age is 38. My doctor given me Acamprol 333 tablet. After Take Acamprol 333, I feel in sexual problem. Like Erection And Doctor is not convinced with my story. Now what I Do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was alcoholic. I am male and my age is 38. My doctor given me Acamprol 333 tablet. After Take Acamprol 333, I feel ...
Yes, it can create impotence. Please consult another doctor. Besides, this medication must be administered along with counseling and psychosocial support.
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Hi, I try to quit alcohol for a few days and am not able to. I feel an urge to drink and end up having around 4 large pegs. It is happening almost every alternate day. I get slight headaches and sometimes feel very light in the head. I know and I want to stop this. Tried many times though. I was told to take Acamprol, which I did but then one day just could not control the urge. Is there any tablet I can take to end this addiction.

Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dear Mr. lybrate-user - Quitting requires a scientific process and should be done under guidance of an expert. Prolong use of Alcohol affects once brain and the problem requires counselling and medication both. In case you require more help visit sarvamhealth.com and connect with us.
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My friend was suffering from alcoholism (intake Daily). Earlier we have given counselling to him, after that he reduced for 5 - 6 months then again he started. During that period he was suggested to taken Disulfiram and Acamprol 333 mg. Currently, he is denying for counselling nor not taking tablets. My query is: 1. Whether he can give Acamprol 333 mg medication by mixing in butter milk without knowing by him. Is there any medical complications may arise in this scenario. 2. Whether disulfiram tablet can be given while he is on alcohol. Is there any medical complications may arise while medication during on alcohol. Dear Sir/ Madam, please suggest. Awaiting for your valuable reply. Thanking you in advance.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
My friend was suffering from alcoholism (intake Daily). Earlier we have given counselling to him, after that he reduc...
Dear user. I can understand. Depressive disorder or depression is a neuro chemical disorder. Suicidal tendency is one main symptom of depression. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, Psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Take care.

I am alcoholic due to some my past stress. Without drink I can not sleep 1 or 2 am. So I want to stop drink. But how, I do not know. If any medicine for stop drink. Pls suggest me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am alcoholic due to some my past stress. Without drink I can not sleep 1 or 2 am. So I want to stop drink. But how,...
Dear Luise, Since alcohol is a sedative, when you stop drinking there is difficulty in sleeping. The brain gets used to the drinks. It will ask you to give drinks by disturbing your sleep. So, doctors' first medicine when you stop alcohol is a Calmpose kind of drug. There are many types of such drugs - both tablets and injections. Few act only for 2 hours, few acts longer than 24 hours. It will be given for 2-3 weeks initially, when you stop drinking, depending on your need. It is a drug to stop you from suffering withdrawal symptoms. It may be given throughout the day also for few days so that you will not go for alcohol immediately. You will also be given motivational enhancement therapy and stress management therapy in first 12 weeks. You can also start with anticraving drugs like Acamprosate, Baclofen and Naltrexone. They postpone your craving for alcohol. Not immediately - but in 3 months or so. They also make your brain to tolerate less and less alcohol. They are costly and need to be given for 9 months to a year in appropriate dose. You can also ask for aversion therapy with Disulfiram. It makes the alcohol into a poison. The effect of poison, you don't like. You will be OK after taking the drug daily. The drug acts only when alcohol gets into your blood. Since the poison effect happens as soon as you drink, you feel like not drinking or induce vomiting after drinking. This drug is cheap, only less than Rs.2/day. It can be taken for life. Better to assign someone who will give the drug daily to you. May be your wife or mother. All the other drugs you can take by yourself.
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My Question is that my eldest brother very much alcoholic addict. He drinks every night and walk out site my home of hole night. He is drinking last 15 year ago. Kindly help me. I want to get rid of his alcohol. He is BAMS Dr. Kindly help me please please.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Raj, Please motivate your brother to stop alcohol. Explain to him about the benefits he will have without alcohol. Please give him the medical treatments available for him to quit alcohol. Since alcohol is a sedative, when he stops drinking there is difficulty in sleeping. The brain gets used to the drinks. It will ask him to give drinks by disturbing his sleep. So, doctors' first medicine when he stops alcohol is a Calmpose kind of drug. There are many types of such drugs - both tablets and injections. Few act only for 2 hours, few acts longer than 24 hours. It will be given for 2-3 weeks initially, when he stops drinking, depending on his need. It is a drug to stop him from suffering withdrawal symptoms. It may be given throughout the day also for few days so that he will not go for alcohol immediately. He will also be given motivational enhancement therapy and stress management therapy in first 12 weeks. He can also start with anticraving drugs like Acamprosate, Baclofen and Naltrexone. They postpone his craving for alcohol. Not immediately - but in 3 months or so. They also make his brain to tolerate less and less alcohol. They are costly and need to be given for 9 months to a year in appropriate dose. He can also ask for aversion therapy with Disulfiram. It makes the alcohol into a poison. The effect of poison, he will no't like. He will be OK after taking the drug daily. The drug acts only when alcohol gets into his blood. Since the poison effect happens as soon as he drinks, he feel like not drinking or induce vomiting after drinking. This drug is cheap, only less than Rs.2/day. It can be taken for life. Better to assign someone who will give the drug daily to him. May be his wife or mother. All the other drugs he can take by himself.
2 people found this helpful

Popular Health Tips

Ways On How To Fight Back Addiction!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Ways On How To Fight Back Addiction!

Addiction is a brain ailment that is characterized by irrational engagement in satisfying stimuli despite of argumentative circumstances. Addiction is an ailment where the brain's Reward system malfunctions and only responds to persistently greater level of addictive stimulus like morphine, cocaine, etc.

There are many varieties of addiction like alcoholism, gambling, sexual intercourse, etc. These force a person to isolate himself from the entire society and indulge in his or her addictions. If they are not supplied with the drugs they may react violently and may even die.

Drug treatment is a type of treatment which is intended to aid the abused users stop the uncontrollable usage of drugs and protect them from the adverse effects of it. This treatment has a variety of forms and takes a lot of time as the drug abuse is a chronic disorder and cannot be treated in a short term. Below mentioned are some of the ways by which you can fight back addiction effectively.

• For individuals who are addicted to drugs such as opium and nicotine (Tobacco) are treated with drugs such as methadone, naltrexone for opium addicted individuals and with varenicline and bupropion for tobacco addicted people.

• For individuals who are greatly addicted to alcohol Disulfiram and acamprosate are the best medications that are available.

• Many individuals are addicted to the prescribed drugs and their treatment is the same as that of drug abuse that affects the brain. Like the medicine buprenorphine, can be used to treat both heroin obsession and addiction to medications for opium pain treatment.

Behavioral treatments may help people to take part in drug abuse therapies and teach ways to cope up with drugs and help them to against relapse if it occurs.

• Group therapies are the latest form of treatment that is advised to the addicted individuals. Group therapies provide the individual social support and help in enforcing behavioral incidents that will help the lead a non-drug-using lifestyle.

• Lastly individuals who are greatly addicted to alcohol or drug abuse or any kind of addictions suffer from depression and also face social, legal and family problems.

 

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