Acamprosate

Red for new patients.
Amber-G for pre-existing

Brand Name(s):Campral EC

Indication:Alcohol disorders – maintenance of abstinence

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Mar-07

Review Date:Mar-23

Comments:
Acamprosate may be continued to be prescribed in Primary Care for pre-existing/historical patients, however no new patients should be initiated by, or transferred into, Primary Care.

Acamprosate must be offered in combination with an individual psychological intervention (cognitive behavioural therapies, behavioural therapies or social network and environment-based therapies) focused specifically on alcohol misuse

NICE CG 115 Alcohol Use Disorders