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Acamprol 333mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Acamprosate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor 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.

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.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Acmacal 333mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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
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.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Acamprol 333mg Tablet for?
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Thrice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Abdominal Pain
Decreased libido
No Side Effects

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
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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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.

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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Sir I have a lots of craving for alcohol in the evening I have given up drinking for around 15 days but still am craving for alcohol. What should I do to totally give up wine.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Craving for wine will continue for many months or years. It will not go away in 15 days. Please continue to fight it out with continuous motivation, find out who and what will help you to distract you from wine. Also find out who and what situation will increase your craving. Tackle them one by one in different ways. Assess yourself how much you succeed in your plan - always a % not total. Work on a daily basis for 12 weeks. Later you can make it on weekly basis for 1 year. Worse comes to worse, you can demand a doctor for anticraving drugs like Acamprosate, Baclofen and Naltrexone for 9-12 months daily. Dose will be decided by the doctor after assessing you.

My brother has a severe alcohol drinking problem, he is absolutely fine in the morning but once he drinks at night he cannot stop himself from drinking more and more, and after drinking he gets aggressive starts abusing howls all night but in morning he is absolutely fine goes to work. His Aggressive nature was an issue from a younger age. Please suggest something.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.

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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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