Campral is used to efficiently treat alcoholism, though scientists still don’t completely understand how it works in the brain. This drug stops alcohol cravings and decreases interest in drinking (even in chronic alcoholics). Campral is believed to also address withdrawal symptoms in long term drinkers. In short, this medication can help alcohol dependents achieve as well as maintain sobriety. Campral stays in your system and demands regular three time a day dosing, in order to maintain high enough levels of acamprosate for therapeutic effect. Campral is most helpful when used in conjunction with support groups, psychological counseling, community therapy sessions and treatment programs, and also in people with a high motivation to stop compulsively drinking.
Every Campral tablet contains 333mg of acamprosate calcium, equivalent to 300mg of acamprosate. Acamprosate stabilizes the chemical balance in the brain that would otherwise be disturbed by alcoholism. Campral tablets also contain inactive ingredients, including: crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium silicate, sodium starch glycolate, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, talc, propylene glycol, and sulfites residue.
Campral works by reducing alcohol cravings, yet unlike the other medications used in the treatment of chronic alcoholism, Campral does not induce sickness if alcohol is consumed. People who drink alcohol frequently over an extended span of time suffer from chemical imbalance; Campral seems to normalize brain activity by restoring chemical balance. Campral isn’t a pill that magically heals alcoholism; it doesn’t help people stop drinking, and does not treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms during detox. It is most effective in patients who have already gone through withdrawal. Also, Campral can trigger more or less severe side effects. Acamprosate shouldn’t be taken by those with kidney problems or allergies to the drug.
Though they are uncommon, adverse effects from Campral can occur and be awfully serious. If you experience any of these side effects you should seek medical help and inform your doctor, pharmacist, psychiatrist, or substance abuse treatment counselor. Side effects from Campral include:
- Unusual dreams
- allergic reactions (swellings, hives, difficult respiration)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Loss of appetite
- Mood changes
- Self harm
- Suicidal thoughts
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