A medicine used to reduce cravings for alcohol and treat alcohol addiction. Acamprosate (Campral) is available in a white, odourless tablet, which is also sold under the Campral brand name. Research evidence demonstrates that Acamprosate (Campral) increases the chances of maintaining abstinence after alcohol detox.
The drug works by stabilising chemical balance in the brain that alcoholism affects, and blocks certain receptors while activating others. It is recommended that Acamprosate be used in conjunction with a steady support structure and therapy, such as that offered by an in-patient treatment programme and 12-Step meetings.