acamprosate


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acamprosate

A drug used to assist in the control of alcoholism. Acamprosate has been found to be an effective and well-tolerated adjunct to the management of alcoholism. A brand name is Campral EC.
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Based on drug type, the market has been segmented into bupropion, varenicline, acamprosate, disulfiram, naltrexone, methadone, buprenorphine, nicotine replacement products, and others.
Researchers assessed responses to treatment with acamprosate, naltrexone, and psychological intervention in patients an average of 44 years old with 71% of their days being heavy drinking days.
Psychopharmacologic management includes US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications such as disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate, and off-label uses of other medications (table 4 (9)).
Naltrexone or acamprosate should be offered as first-line pharmacologic therapy to patients with moderate to severe alcohol use disorder (AUD) who do not respond to nonpharmacologic therapy alone, according to a practice guideline published by the American Psychiatric Association.
Hevern's approach to addiction treatment mirrors that of family medicine: Caring for the whole person, which means using a combination of medically assisted treatments, including medications like acamprosate, naltrexone and buprenorphine to help with reducing craving and maintaining sobriety, as well as encouraging with behavioral changes and providing ongoing support.
In July, Zydus launched its mesalamine 1.2 gram delayed-release tablets, and over the course of the year the company has launched several other products such as acamprosate delayed-release tablets, methotrexate tablets, olmesartan tablets and oseltamivir capsules.
It is advisable to start with an FDA-approved medication such as disulfiram for the motivated patient who has a collaborator and desires complete abstinence; naltrexone for a patient who wants to cut down on intake (a long-acting formulation can be used for poorly adherent patients); and acamprosate for a patient with at least some established sobriety who needs help with post-withdrawal sleep disturbances.
In this paper we discuss three National Institute For Health And Care Excellence (NICE)--approved medications (acamprosate, naltrexone and disulfiram) for use in alcohol relapse prevention (2).
Acamprosate calcium and nalmefene work by reducing cravings for alcohol.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of AUD (i.e., naltrexone, acamprosate, and extended-release naltrexone [Vivitrol[R]), as well as an opioid antagonist (i.e., nalmephene) that recently received European market approval for treatment of AUD, were direct products of the translation of basic-science studies (Franck and Jayaram-Lindstrom 2013; Muller et al.
The anti-craving pill acamprosate appears to calm stress-related brain chemicals in certain people.
It's API products include Acamprosate Calcium, Alendronate Sodium, Amifostine trihydrate, Budensonide and Carvedilol.