Active Ingredient: Acamprosate Calcium, an active ingredient used in the brand name Campral, is used along with counseling to treat alcohol dependence. This component is thought to stabilize chemical signaling in the brain that would disrupted by alcohol withdrawal.
Indications: The above medication is used along with counseling and support to help people not to drink alcohol. Campral works by restoring the natural balance of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters.
This drug has not been shown to work well if you are still drinking alcohol when start taking it. It is not likely to be helpful if a person has not already quit drinking or undergone detoxification. It may not help if he/she is also addicted to other substances besides alcohol.
Action Mechanism: This effective medication affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in a person who is addicted to alcohol. Campral works by restoring this chemical balance in the brain in an alcohol-dependent person who has recently quit drinking.
Dosages: This medication is made available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 333 mg: Consume this tablet orally with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually three times a day
Note: This medication should not be used if have severe kidney disease.