How It Works:

Acamprol 333 mg tablet is a synthetic amino acid and a neurotransmitter analogue that works by maintaining activities of chemical substances present in the brain, particularly gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA) and glutamate, thereby helping the brains of alcoholic people to work normally again.

Side Effects:

Nausea, Rash, Abdominal pain, Decreased libido, Diarrhoea, Impotence, Itching, Vomiting

Used For:

Acamprol 333 mg tablet is used in the treatment of alcohol dependence (alcoholism)


  • You should not be drinking at the start and during acamprosate treatment as it will be less effective if you keep drinking.
  • When you suddenly stop drinking, you may experience some unpleasant symptoms known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome. You should take acamprosate as soon as possible after the withdrawal period.
  • Alcoholic patients may suffer from depression and suicidality. Please report your treating doctor in case of any such symptoms. 
  • Consult your doctor before stopping to take acamprosate.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. Is acamprosate addictive/ is acamprosate a narcotic?
Acamprosate is not addictive when given at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Acamprosate is a calcium acetylhomotaurinate and not a narcotic

Q. Is acamprosate effective?
Acamprosate is effective if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is acamprosate a placebo?
Acamprosate is a drug and not a placebo

Q. What is acamprosate/What is acamprosate calcium used for?
Acamprosate or acamprosate calcium along with counselling is used as a therapy to maintain the practice of avoiding alcohol drinking again in people who are alcohol dependent

Q. Does acamprosate get you high/ make you drowsy/ cause weight gain?
These side effects are rare or uncommon with acamprosate treatment. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking acamprosate immediately.
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