What is Campral
affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced
in patients with alcohol dependence.
is used to help people with alcohol dependence quit drinking
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Campral
Campral may impair judgement, thinking, or motor
skills. Do not operate hazardous machinery, including automobiles,
until you are reasonably certain that Campral does not affect
your ability to engage in such activities.
What you should find out before taking
Campral has been shown to help alcohol dependent
patients to not start drinking again only when it is used
as part of a treatment program that includes counseling
Continue taking Campral even if you
start drinking again. Discuss the fact that you have started
drinking again with your doctor if this happens.
While you are taking Campral monitor for symptoms of depression
and/or suicidal thoughts or actions. Contact your healthcare
provider if you develop any new or worsening mental health
symptoms during treatment with Campral. Do not stop taking
Campral without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Campral is in the FDA pregnancy category C. Discuss
the risks with your doctor. Do not take this medication
without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant
or could become pregnant during treatment.
passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant.
Do not take Campral without first talking to your doctor
if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should take Campral Take Campral exactly as directed by your doctor.
If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
dose with water.
Campral may be taken with or without
Do not stop taking Campral without first talking
to your doctor.
It is important to take Campral regularly
to get the most benefit.
Store Campral at room temperature
away from moisture and heat.
If you miss a dose: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose,
skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed.
Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise
directed by your doctor.
What happens if you overdose: Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is
Symptoms of a Campral overdose may include
Avoid while taking Campral Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or
performing other hazardous activities. Campral may cause
dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or
drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Possible side effects of Campral If you experience any of the following serious side
effects, stop taking Campral and contact your doctor immediately
or seek emergency medical treatment:
- an allergic
reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling
of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- an irregular
heartbeat or pulse;
- low blood pressure (dizziness,
- high blood pressure (severe headache,
- chills or fever;
bleeding or bruising;
- a rash or hives.
you experience any of the following less serious side effects,
continue taking Campral and talk to your doctor:
headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety;
pain, constipation, increased appetite, weight gain;
amnesia, abnormal thinking, tremor, flushing;
vision, difficulty tasting; or
- decreased sex drive
Side effects other than those listed
here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side
effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will affect Campral
to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription
or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals,
and herbal products.