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Campral® (acamprosate calcium) is a prescription drug approved to help people abstain from alcohol. It is not exactly clear how this medication works, but it may help balance certain chemicals in the brain that have been disrupted by long-term alcohol use.
 
Campral comes in the form of a delayed-release tablet and is generally taken three times a day. It does not work like most other alcohol dependence medications. For example, this product will not cause any unpleasant reactions when combined with alcohol, and it is not a habit-forming drug. Common side effects seen with this medicine include itching, diarrhea, and nausea.
  
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