What is acamprosate (campral)?

See below. Campral is a modestly effective treatment for alcohol cravings that works by reducing activity at certain subsets of glutamate receptors.

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What is acamprosate (campral) best used for?

Prevent alcohol use. Branded as campral, acamprosate is only indicated/used for the maintenance of alcohol abstinence. Because of it is relatively short half-live, it must be taken as 3pills 3x/day and only works as long as it is being taken. Will power and self-discipline are of utmost important as the medication is only to assist you maintaining abstinence from alcohol. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more...