Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 106414

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The Cure!

Posted by ryan_s on May 14, 2002, at 20:04:46

Has anyone tried acamprosate (Camprol)? It is in phase III studies by the FDA and is a novel drug that treats alcoholism.

 

Re: The Cure! ryan_s

Posted by ChrisK on May 15, 2002, at 11:34:45

In reply to The Cure!, posted by ryan_s on May 14, 2002, at 20:04:46

Having an alcohol problem myself I did some research on this med and it looks very promising. Is there an expected approval date or at least a hoped for release date for this med? Naltrexone helped me some but this sounds even better. I hope it shows up soon.

 

Re: The Cure! and other benefits ryan_s

Posted by BarbaraCat on May 15, 2002, at 14:30:53

In reply to The Cure!, posted by ryan_s on May 14, 2002, at 20:04:46

Acamprosate also seems promising as a mood stabiliser in that it allows L-Taurine (an amino acid that regulates electric activity in the brain) to get shunted into the brain.

> Has anyone tried acamprosate (Camprol)? It is in phase III studies by the FDA and is a novel drug that treats alcoholism.

 

Re: The Cure! and other benefits

Posted by ryan_s on May 15, 2002, at 19:09:34

In reply to Re: The Cure! and other benefits ryan_s, posted by BarbaraCat on May 15, 2002, at 14:30:53

thanks for the response guys! Your above info is more than helpful.

 

Re: Acamprosate where?

Posted by Anna P. on May 17, 2002, at 0:52:46

In reply to Re: The Cure! and other benefits, posted by ryan_s on May 15, 2002, at 19:09:34

Do you know in which country in Europe, Acamprosate is available?
I wonder if it could work as a mood stabiliser, just like Naltrexone has worked for me.

Thanks,

Anna P.

 

Re: Anna! How are you?

Posted by Zo on May 18, 2002, at 4:42:36

In reply to Re: Acamprosate where?, posted by Anna P. on May 17, 2002, at 0:52:46

I lost track of you! Did you ever get to try Lamictal??


Zo

 

Re: Anna! How are you? Zo

Posted by Anna P. on May 18, 2002, at 20:07:43

In reply to Re: Anna! How are you?, posted by Zo on May 18, 2002, at 4:42:36

Zo, thanks for asking. Yes, I've tried everything.

Anna P.

 

Re: Acamprosate where? Anna P.

Posted by JohnX2 on May 20, 2002, at 1:36:40

In reply to Re: Acamprosate where?, posted by Anna P. on May 17, 2002, at 0:52:46

> Do you know in which country in Europe, Acamprosate is available?
> I wonder if it could work as a mood stabiliser, just like Naltrexone has worked for me.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Anna P.

Hi Anna,

I know it is available in England. I'm not sure where else.

The mode of action of Acamprosate is quite different from
Naltrexone. Its definately not an apples-to-apples comparison.

There is some clinical interest in Acamprosate as a mood stabilizer
for treatment resistant bipolar (I saw an open study).

Naltrexone antagonizes (blocks) opioid receptors.

Acamprosate has 2 modes of action. It enhaces the release
at Gaba(b) receptors and it also weakly inhibits NMDA (excitatory)
transmission.

Take Care,
John

 

Re: Acamprosate, JohnX2 and others

Posted by Anna P. on May 21, 2002, at 17:37:36

In reply to Re: Acamprosate where? Anna P., posted by JohnX2 on May 20, 2002, at 1:36:40

Do you possibly know if Acamprosate has sedating or stimulating effect? For example, Naltrexone and Neurontin had a stimulating effect on me, whereas Depakote and Aricept made me depressed after the first doze. Thanks.

Anna P.


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