Acamprosate

Active ingredient description

Acamprosate has a chemical structure similar to that of amino acid neuromediators, such as taurine or gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA), including an acetylation to permit passage across the blood brain barrier. It is indicated as therapy to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Acamprosate
N Nervous system → N07 Other nervous system drugs → N07B Drugs used in addictive disorders → N07BB Drugs used in alcohol dependence
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Medicines

Acamprosate is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

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Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

N4K14YGM3J - ACAMPROSATE

CAS registry number

77337-76-9 - acamprosate

SNOMED-CT

391698009 - Acamprosate (substance)