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Online Campral treatment for alcohol use​

Treatment for alcohol that includes medication. Get a prescription for Campral (acamprosate) via telehealth to reduce alcohol cravings.

Help for alcohol addiction—Campral can relieve cravings and restore brain chemistry​

Acamprosate (Campral) is a medication that is FDA-approved to treat alcohol use disorder. It can reduce cravings for alcohol after you’ve quit drinking. It may help to restore the balance of your brain chemistry, previously disrupted by alcohol.

Acamprosate (Campral) is approved as a treatment for alcohol use disorder. Although the mechanism of acamprosate isn’t totally understood, it is believed to act by correcting some of the brain changes caused by chronic alcohol consumption. Drinking affects some of the neurotransmitters (natural brain chemicals) that make you feel calm—this is one reason you might feel poorly after stopping heavy drinking. Campral decreases these uncomfortable mental symptoms by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain that cause excitability.

Yes. Some medications, like naltrexone, can be taken even when still drinking. Acamprosate, though, works best after you’ve quit drinking entirely. At Workit Health, our clinicians can support you as you taper your alcohol intake. Then once you have stopped drinking, you can begin treatment with acamprosate. 

Antabuse (disulfiram) is a medication that causes you to get sick when you consume alcohol. Antabuse acts as a physical deterrent, but doesn’t assist in the management of cravings. Campral works to reduce cravings and mental discomfort that may cause you to drink in the first place.

Campral (acamprosate) does not have a high potential addiction risk. Like any medication, it should be taken as directed by your care team. At Workit Health, our providers prescribe acamprosate as part of a recovery program that includes online recovery groups and therapeutic courses.

Campral (acamprosate) is usually well tolerated. The main side effect may be diarrhea, which should be mild and usually passes quickly. Less common side effects include intestinal cramps and flatulence, headache, increased or decreased libido, insomnia, anxiety, muscle weakness, and dizziness.

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Citations

1. Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma15-4907.pdf. 2015. Accessed November 2021.

2. Acamprosate. NIH: National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a604028.html. Accessed November 2021.

3. Mason, B. J., & Heyser, C. J. (2010). Acamprosate: a prototypic neuromodulator in the treatment of alcohol dependence. CNS & neurological disorders drug targets9(1), 23–32. https://doi.org/10.2174/187152710790966641

4. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2009. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 49.) Chapter 2—Acamprosate. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64035/

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