What is Acamprosate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Campral

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This is a generic for the drug Campral. It is used help patients with a history of alcohol abuse to remain abstinent.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Alcohol use disorder 3 1
Alcohol cravings 1 0
Mood swings 1 0
Ringing in ears (tinnitus) 1 1
Tardive dyskinesia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acamprosate

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1

Why patients stopped taking Acamprosate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Acamprosate

Duration

Stopped taking Acamprosate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Acamprosate

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 999 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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