Examples

Trade names: Campral

Uses

  • Maintaining abstinence from alcohol dependence

Mechanism of action

Mechanism is not well understood but possibly restores normal activity in glutamate and GABA nerual systems.

Clearance

Renal

Drug information

Acamprosate

Dosage forms
333mg
Frequency
tds
Administration
oral
Half-Life
20-33hrs

Side effects

Contraindications

Renal impairment - if Creatinine >120

Cautions

Drug Interactions

Pregnancy

No data. Avoid.

Breastfeeding

No data. Avoid.

Monitoring

Notes

See also

Australian Medicines Handbook - Acamprosate
Epocrates - acamprosate
Campral