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In the US, Acamprosate (acamprosate systemic) is a member of the drug class drugs used in alcohol dependence and is used to treat Alcohol Dependence.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Alcohol withdrawal agent

NMDA receptor modulator

Chemical Name

3-Acetamido-1-propanesulfonic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acambrosatum (Latin)
  • Acambrosat (German)
  • Acambrosate (French)
  • Acambrosato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acamprosate (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • AOTA (IS)
  • N-Acetylhomotaurine (IS)
  • Acamprosate Calcium (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • Diacamprosatum calcicum (IS)
  • Acamprosate Calcium (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Acamprosate calcium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Acamprosatum calcicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Campral
    Merck, Norway; Merck, Sweden; Merck, Slovakia; Merck Sante, Poland; Merck Sereno, Latvia; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Italy; Takeda Pharma, Denmark
  • Zulex
    Almirall, Spain
  • Acamprosate Biogaran
    Biogaran, France
  • Aotal
    Merck Serono, France
  • Besobrial
    Merck Serono, South Africa
  • Campral
    Alphapharm, Australia; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Forest, United States; Medcor, Netherlands; Merck, Austria; Merck, Belgium; Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Czech Republic; Merck, Netherlands; Merck, Serbia; Merck, Turkey; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Portugal
  • Regtect
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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