What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking acamprosate if you have:
- A history of suicidal behavior
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Campral and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Campral and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Acamprosate to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing InformationThe dose of acamprosate that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your kidneys function
- How you respond to acamprosate.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Acamprosate Dosing for more information.)
Drug Interactions With AcamprosateUnlike other alcohol dependence medications, acamprosate is not likely to interact with other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Acamprosate).