[ Generic Medicines for Alcohol Dependence Treatment ]
Acamprosate Calcium actively used in medicine as the main active ingredient. It is a synthetic compound with a chemical structure, which is similar to that of the endogenous amino acid homotaurine that is a structural analog of the amino acid neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid. It is the amino acid neuromodulator taurine. The chemical name of the ingredient is calcium acetylaminopropane sulfonate.
Class of Drugs – An NMDA receptor antagonist
Molecular Formula – C10H20CaN2O8S2
Molecular Weight - 400.5 g/mol
Working: This active component Acamprosate calcium is believed to act by restoring the natural balance of chemicals in the brain i.e. neurotransmitters, used to communicate with other substances in the brain. It is a must to quit alcohol before using this medication. This medicine only works only after quitting alcohol.
Uses: This effective medication is used to help people for alcohol quitting. It can be used along with counseling and support. It restores the natural balance of chemicals in the brain i.e. the neurotransmitters.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Acamprosate is an active component used in a popular brand as follows:
- Campral: 333 mg
This medication should be administered orally, with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually three times a day. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush or chew the tablets.