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Acamprosate Calcium

Popular Brands: : Campral, Acamprosate, Aotal, Acamprosate Calcium, Acamprostate
Official FDA Reports3,753
Social Media Events326
Total Posts728
Avg. Review Score3.88/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Acamprosate Calcium
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
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Manufacturers
  • Forest Laboratories Inc
  • Glenmark Generics Ltd

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Acamprosate Calcium Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Acamprosate Calcium

Somnolence

Daily drinker for 40+ years Urge to drink completely gone. Only side effect is fatigue


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Somnolence

It seems to make me think clearly, but makes me sleepy .


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Food Craving

I started drinking alcoholically 7 years ago. I've been to rehabs, AA meetings 5X a week, and still relapsed every year. The cravings always took me down. Campral is a miracle drug. I've been on i...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Just an update to my below comment - it has now been nearly a month and I have still not had a drink. Campral is working but for me you still have to do A LOT on of this medicine - it is not a magic ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Haven't had a drink in a whole week - which is good for me - seems to be working fine for me!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Michelle in fdb.rxlist.com on February 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

It seems to make me think clearly, but makes me sleepy.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Food craving, Somnolence

Posted By db in fdb.rxlist.com on February 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I started drinking alcoholically 7 years ago. I've been to rehabs, AA meetings 5X a week, and still relapsed every year. The cravings always took me down. Campral is a miracle drug. I've been on i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Well been on Campral a week now. I will say I haven't had a drink but the thoughts still go through my head just to have one but we all no where that leads. I pray to God this helps me, time will tell...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By el indio in fdb.rxlist.com on January 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

doe not seem to do anything

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I was a two bottle plus red wine drinker every day of the week. Have been on Campral for a week now. The cravings have gone. I test myself by going to the local pub to meet friends and see if I weaken...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have been using Campral for 35 days and I am amazed at how it works. It worked immediately for me and I have absolutely no desire to drink again. I wish I'd known abut it years ago. I'm not an alcoh...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Campral in drugs.com on November 4, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Campral has saved my life! I tried rehab and AA and was drinking again right away. The cravings controlled me and I felt panicked if I did not have money for my vodka everyday. I remembered a nurse in...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Difficulty concentrating, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... when I went to rehab in 2004. I started drinking as soon as I got on the plane. I have been a heavy daily drinker for over 30 years. At the end I was so depressed and could not function. Took a bu...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.