Indications for: Acamprosate

Maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in alcohol-dependent patients who are abstinent at treatment initiation, in conjunction with psychosocial support.

Adult Dosage:

666mg 3 times daily. Renal impairment (CrCl 30–50mL/min): initially 333mg 3 times daily. Begin therapy during abstinence; continue during relapse.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

Acamprosate Contraindications:

Severe renal impairment (CrCl≤30mL/min). Sulfite allergy.

Acamprosate Warnings/Precautions:

Moderate renal impairment (CrCl 31–50mL/min); reduce dose. Not a treatment for withdrawal symptoms. Monitor for suicidal ideation. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Acamprosate Classification:

GABA/taurine analogue.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, myalgia/arthralgia, headache, rash, syncope, impotence, edema, palpitations; rare: kidney failure, suicidality.


Formerly known under the brand name Campral.

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