A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Campral (acamprosate calcium) is a medication used to help alcohol-dependent patients who are abstinent not drink alcohol. Campral should be used as part of a comprehensive management program with psychosocial support.
Follow your doctor's instructions for treatment with Campral and don't hesitate to ask your doctor questions or inform your doctor of any concerns you may have.
Campral is available in 333 mg enteric-coated tablets.
The recommended dose is to take two 333 mg tablets (666 mg total) by mouth three times a day.
The dose may be adjusted in patients with moderate kidney problems.
The active ingredient contained in each Campral tablet is acamprosate calcium. Inactive ingredients include crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium silicate, sodium starch glycolate, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, talc, propylene glycol, and Eudragit® L 30 D or equivalent. Traces of sulfites may be contained in the medication due to the use of sulfites in making the medication.
Campral should not be given to patients who are allergic to acamprosate calcium or any of its ingredients.
Campral should not be given to patients with severe kidney problems.
Campral side effects include accidental injury, lack of energy, pain, decreased appetite, diarrhea, gas, nausea, anxiety, depression, dizziness, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, tingling or prickling sensation, itchiness, and sweating.
Any bothersome or persistent side effects should be reported to a doctor right away.
With a valid prescription, you can buy Campral medication at a competitive cost online at Canada Pharmacy.
Campral (acamprosate calcium) Delayed-Release Tablets. St. Louis, MO: Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2012.