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Acamprosate Calcium

Acamprosate Calcium

What is in this calcium

This leaflet answers some common questions about CAMPRAL. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking CAMPRAL against the benefits they expect it will have for you.If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Keep this leaflet with your medicine.

What calcium is used for

CAMPRAL is used in the treatment of alcohol dependence. It helps people who are dependent on alcohol to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol dependence is an illness that can and should be treated. Drinking too much alcohol may harm your health and cause physical, psychological and social problems. If this happens to you, your doctor may advise you to stop drinking alcohol altogether.

If you drink too much alcohol, your body and nervous system adapt to its effects. When you suddenly stop drinking, you may experience some unpleasant symptoms (known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome or the "shakes"), which can last up to 2 weeks.

During alcohol withdrawal, you may feel shaky, have an upset stomach, a fast heart beat and high blood pressure. You may also feel anxious, down or be in a bad mood.Sometimes, you may see things that are not there, or suffer from a headache or not be able to sleep.

If these symptoms are severe, you may need observation in hospital.

After going through this difficult period, your doctor will encourage you to live without alcohol through counselling.in combination with counselling from a general practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, or a drug and alcohol counsellor, will help you to stop yourself from starting to drink again.

CAMPRAL works by acting on certain chemical changes that have taken place in your brain over the time that you have been drinking alcohol.

Before you take calcium

When you must not take it

Do not take CAMPRAL if you have an allergy to:

  • any medicine containing acamprosate calcium
  • any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet

Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:

  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
  • rash, itching or hives on the skin

How to take calcium

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully.

They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the pack, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How much to take

The usual dose for adults weighing 60 kg or more is 2 tablets three times daily with meals.

For adults weighing less than 60 kg, the recommended dose is 2 tablets in the morning, 1 tablet at midday and 1 tablet at night. These doses are also to be taken with meals.

For adults weighing less than 60 kg, the recommended dose is 2 tablets in the morning, 1 tablet at midday and 1 tablet at night. These doses are also to be taken with meals.

Side effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking CAMPRAL.

This medicine helps most people with alcohol dependence, but it may have unwanted side effects in a

few people.

All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Do not be alarmed by this list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

  • diarrhoea
  • nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, upset stomach
  • itching, skin rash
  • changes in sex drive

Tell your doctor if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell.

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people.

Storage

Keep your tablets in the pack until it is time to take them.If you take the tablets out of the pack they may not keep well.Keep your tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C.

Do not store CAMPRAL or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave it in the car or on a window sill.Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.Keep it where children cannot reach it.A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.

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