Acamprosate is used for the treatment of alcohol dependency and to help maintain abstinence from alcohol.
How it Works
Acamprosate works by blocking an enzyme that is involved in metabolizing alcohol intake. Usually the body breaks alcohol down into a substance called acetaldehyde, this is then broken down further so that it can be removed from the body. Acamprosate works in this situation by blocking the enzyme which breaks down the acetaldehyde. This leads to high levels of acetaldehyde in your blood and causes an unpleasant effect.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Acamprosate can include the symptoms below; Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased libido, Itching, Flatulence, Impotence.
Before using Acamprosate, inform your doctor about your current list of medications that you are taking, any allergies you may have, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions such as if you are pregnant or if you have an upcoming surgery. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of Acamprosate. Take this product as directed by your doctor, which will be adviced based on evaluation on your current health conditions. Acamprosate helps in the treatment of alcohol dependence however it does not alleviate alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Throughout consumption of Acamprosate, counseling and support are needed due to the side effects that can be caused by this medication such as suicidal depression.
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