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Does campral help to get rid of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Reduces cravings

It is used to reduce cravings for alcohol after the acute detox is over.

In brief: Reduces cravings

It is used to reduce cravings for alcohol after the acute detox is over.
Dr. Barbara Srur
Dr. Barbara Srur
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Along w. Counseling and social support can help people stop alcohol.

In brief: Yes

Along w. Counseling and social support can help people stop alcohol.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Campral is usually started after withdrawal.

In brief: No

Campral is usually started after withdrawal.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

Many of the "post-acute withdrawal" symptoms - anxiety, sleeplessness, craving for alcohol, may be reduced by acamprosate, which reduces the level of a chemical in the brain (glutamate) which appears to be responsible for many of these symptoms.
However, it does not prevent seizures, elevated blood pressure, or delirium, and other medications are necessary for this.

In brief: Yes

Many of the "post-acute withdrawal" symptoms - anxiety, sleeplessness, craving for alcohol, may be reduced by acamprosate, which reduces the level of a chemical in the brain (glutamate) which appears to be responsible for many of these symptoms.
However, it does not prevent seizures, elevated blood pressure, or delirium, and other medications are necessary for this.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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