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It does not help with alcohol withdrawal
               



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What is this medicine?

ACAMPROSATE (a KAM pro sate) helps you to abstain from alcohol as part of a support program. It does not help with alcohol withdrawal.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • depression
  • kidney disease
  • suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Acamprosate, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not crush, cut or chew the tablets. Follow the directions on the prescription label. This medicine may be taken with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • naltrexone

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You should continue taking this medicine even if you experience a relapse. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you begin drinking alcohol again while taking this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

               
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