What are the side effects of Acamprosate?

What side effects can this medication cause?

Acamprosate may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • upset stomach
  • loss of appetite
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • itching
  • weakness
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • sweating

Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience either of them or those mentioned in the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section, call your doctor immediately:

  • burning, tingling, or numbness in the hands, feet, arms, or legs
  • rash

Acamprosate may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov