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acamprosate oral

Does acamprosate oral have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with acamprosate oral:

Common side effects of acamprosate oral:

Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
DiarrheaLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of acamprosate oral:

DepressionSevere
Ringing in the EarsSevere
Widening of Blood VesselsSevere
BronchitisSevere
HivesSevere
Loss of MemorySevere
RashSevere
Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
Trouble BreathingSevere
Chest PainSevere
InfectionSevere
Having Thoughts of SuicideSevere
Problems with EyesightLess Severe
High Blood PressureLess Severe
Throat IrritationLess Severe
Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
Dry MouthLess Severe
IndigestionLess Severe
Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
Inability to have an ErectionLess Severe
ItchingLess Severe
Joint PainLess Severe
BackacheLess Severe
Muscle PainLess Severe
DrowsinessLess Severe
Feeling FaintLess Severe
DizzyLess Severe
Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
Excessive SweatingLess Severe
PainLess Severe
ChillsLess Severe
Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe
Taste ProblemsLess Severe
Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
Weight GainLess Severe
Increased HungerLess Severe
Head PainLess Severe
Heart Throbbing or PoundingLess Severe
CoughLess Severe
Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
Throwing UpLess Severe
GasLess Severe
Stomach CrampsLess Severe
InjuryLess Severe
Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
Feeling WeakLess Severe
AnxiousLess Severe
Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe

Rare side effects of acamprosate oral:

Feeling Anger Toward SomethingSevere
Hyperactive BehaviorSevere
Discolored Spots and Small Elevations of the SkinSevere
Any Disorder of the BrainSevere
Hearing LossSevere
Heart AttackSevere
AnginaSevere
Blood Clot in LungSevere
Disease of the Muscle of the Heart with EnlargementSevere
Chronic Heart FailureSevere
Blood Clot in VeinSevere
Blood Pressure Drop Upon StandingSevere
Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
HemorrhageSevere
Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinSevere
A Spasm of the LarynxSevere
PneumoniaSevere
AsthmaSevere
Inflammation of the EsophagusSevere
Stomach UlcerSevere
Ulcer of the DuodenumSevere
Burning StomachSevere
A Hernia which Protrudes Into the Abdominal WallSevere
Inflammation of the Large IntestineSevere
Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesSevere
Blood coming from AnusSevere
HepatitisSevere
Inflammation of the GallbladderSevere
Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
Acute Kidney DiseaseSevere
Kidney StoneSevere
Urinary Tract InfectionSevere
Bloody UrineSevere
Abnormally Long or Heavy PeriodsSevere
Skin Rash with SloughingSevere
PsoriasisSevere
Rheumatoid ArthritisSevere
AbscessSevere
HallucinationSevere
FitSevere
Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingSevere
FeverSevere
TwitchingSevere
Puffy Face from Water RetentionSevere
High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
Fast HeartbeatSevere
ShockSevere
Swollen Lymph NodesSevere
Throwing Up BloodSevere
Difficulty SwallowingSevere
Problems with Bladder ControlSevere
Excess UrinationSevere
High Amount of Uric Acid in the BloodSevere
High Blood SugarSevere
Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
Needing to Urinate ImmediatelySevere
Inflammation of a VeinSevere
Liver CancerSevere
Enlarged Thyroid GlandSevere
Underactive ThyroidSevere
DiabetesSevere
GoutSevere
Low Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
AnemiaSevere
Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
Increased Eosinophils in the BloodSevere
Increased Lymphocyte Cells in the BloodSevere
ConfusedSevere
Behaving with Excessive Cheerfulness and ActivitySevere
ParanoiaSevere
Mental Disorder with Loss of Normal Personality & RealitySevere
Feeling RestlessLess Severe
Twisting Neck SpasmsLess Severe
Migraine HeadacheLess Severe
Muscle ProblemsLess Severe
Lazy EyeLess Severe
Sensitive to LightLess Severe
Double VisionLess Severe
Abnormal DreamsLess Severe
Enlarged Superficial VeinsLess Severe
Increased Production of SalivaLess Severe
Canker SoreLess Severe
Black Tarry StoolsLess Severe
Inflammation or Infection of VaginaLess Severe
Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual PeriodLess Severe
Sun-Sensitive SkinLess Severe
Inflammation of the Skin with BlistersLess Severe
Hair LossLess Severe
AcneLess Severe
Dry SkinLess Severe
Neck PainLess Severe
Nerve PainLess Severe
Leg CrampsLess Severe
NumbnessLess Severe
Weight LossLess Severe
Excessive ThirstLess Severe
NosebleedLess Severe
BurpingLess Severe
Frequent UrinationLess Severe
Urination During the NightLess Severe
Not Feeling WellLess Severe
Lack in VitaminsLess Severe
Loss of One's Own Sense of Reality or IdentityLess Severe
Sexual ProblemsLess Severe
Problem with EjaculationLess Severe

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