How to Take Acamprosate and Dose of Acamprosate


Find out how to take Acamprosate (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Acamprosate


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, three times per day, with or without meals.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

The dose depends on patient’s body weight. The recommended dose is two 333 mg tablets (each dose should total to 666 mg) taken three times daily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated to known hypersensitivity and history of severe kidney impairment.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an anti-alcoholic agent. It is used to prevent the need for alcohol in people who have stopped drinking alcohol. It reduces the desire to consume alcohol.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, severe allergic reactions, patient under treatment with antidepressant, any planned surgery, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop with suicidal thoughts, watch them carefully.
It may affect thinking ability or coordination, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Acamprosate will not treat or prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Storage Conditions  

Oral: Store it at room temperature (15-30°C), and in an airtight container.

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