Online Campral treatment for alcohol use

Get a prescription for acamprosate (Campral) from an expert via telehealth to reduce cravings.


Online Campral treatment for alcohol use

Get a prescription for acamprosate (Campral) from an expert via telehealth to reduce cravings.

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Restore the brain's chemical balance with FDA-approved medication

Acamprosate (Campral) can help you feel better once you’ve stopped drinking.

What is acamprosate (Campral)?

Acamprosate (Campral) is a medication that is FDA-approved to treat alcohol use disorder. It can help you manage your cravings for alcohol, and may minimize the withdrawal effects and balance your brain chemistry once you’ve quit drinking.

How does Campral work?

Although the mechanism of Campral 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 that make you feel calm, and when you quit drinking you can feel poorly because of this. Campral decreases these uncomfortable symptoms by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain that cause excitability.

Do I have to stop drinking to take acamprosate?

Some medications, like naltrexone, can be taken even when still drinking. Acamprosate works best after you’ve quit drinking entirely. At Workit Health, our clinicians can support you as you reduce your alcohol intake and then begin your treatment with acamprosate. 

What is the difference between Campral and Antabuse?

Antabuse 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 the discomfort that may cause you to drink in the first place.

Could I get addicted to acamprosate?

No, 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, we offer acamprosate as part of a recovery program that includes online recovery groups and therapeutic courses.

What are common side effects of Campral I should be aware of?

Campral 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.

The right care when you need it most

Effective addiction care isn’t one-size-fits-all. Workit Health provides personalized treatment that is tailored to your own life and goals. Our program brings the gold standard of substance use treatment to the privacy of home. 

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Like any other disease, opioid and alcohol addictions are best treated with medication and online therapy. 

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Our clinicians and therapists help members develop a specialized recovery program based on specific goals and guide group therapy sessions.

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By Workit Health Content Team

Editor Workit Health

Medically Reviewed by Dorothy Moore, N.P.

Updated 11/15/2021


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