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Generic name: acebutolol [ A-se-BUE-toe-lol ]

The brand name is Sectral

Classifications of drugs: Cardioselective beta blockers, Group II antiarrhythmics

What is Acebutolol?

Acebutolol can be described as a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers can affect the heart and circulation (blood flows through veins and arteries).

Acebutolol can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.


Ibuprofen increases the risk of a fatal cardiac attack as well as stroke. Avoid using this medicine before or following coronary bypass surgery (coronary bypass graft for artery, (also known as CABG).

Ibuprofen can also trigger diarrhea or stomach bleeding that can lead to fatal bleeding. These issues can happen at any time while taking this medicine and are more common among older adults.

Don't exceed the dose you are recommended to take. Ibuprofen overdoses could damage your stomach and your intestines. Use only the minimum amount of medication you require to ease the swelling, pain, or fever.

Before You Take This Drug

Acebutolol should not be used if you are allergic to it or you suffer from a heart problem, such as:

Block AV (2nd and 3rd degrees);

severe heart failure;

Low heartbeats may have led you to faint.

To ensure that acebutolol is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you suffer from:

coronary arterial disorder (hardened coronary arteries);

peripheral blood vessel disease like Raynaud's Syndrome;

A background of heart failure an underlying heart condition that you're prescribed digoxin (digitalis) or diuretics ("water pills"); asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary illness ( COPD), sleep apnea, or any other breathing disorder. diabetic (taking Acebutolol could make it difficult to detect lower levels of blood sugar);

  • kidney or liver disease

  • A thyroid disorder;

  • An allergy history.

The older age group might be more prone to the reaction of Acebutolol.

It isn't known if this medication will cause harm to the unborn baby. However, taking acebutolol in pregnancy can cause issues following the birth of the baby. This can include lower birth weight, slower heartbeats, and lower blood pressure. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to get pregnant while taking Acebutolol.

Acebutolol is a drug that can be passed through breast milk and harm a nursing child. 

How to Take Acebutolol?

Your doctor may change your dosage to ensure you are getting the best outcomes. Don't take this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than prescribed.

If you need surgery inform the surgeon beforehand that you're taking Acebutolol. You might have to stop taking the medication for a short period.

Your blood pressure is likely to be monitored regularly.

It is important not to stop using Acebutolol abruptly. A sudden stop can cause your condition to get worse. If you're being treated to treat high blood pressure continue taking this medication even if you feel good. The presence of high blood pressure is often accompanied by no signs. You could need medication for blood pressure throughout your life.

Acebutolol is a small part of a comprehensive treatment plan which may include diet, exercise, or weight management.

Maintain at room temperature, and free of heat, moisture, and light.

Close the bottle when not when not in use.

Detail On Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:

Initial dosage: 400 mg daily in 1 to 2 doses divided into two.

Dosage for maintenance: 400- 800 mg daily orally

Comments: Some patients might react to only 200 mg taken orally daily Patients who have inadequately controlled hypertension could respond to 600 mg taken orally every day or the addition of another antihypertensive. Beta-1 selectivity decreases as the dose increases.

Usual Adult Dose for Ventricular Arrhythmia:

Initial dose: 200 mg taken orally every day, twice

Maintenance dose: 600 - 1200 mg daily orally

Detailed Acebutolol dosage information

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the missed dose as quickly as you remember. Do not take your missed dosage if you are close to the time of the next dose. 

What Happens If I Overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include slow heartbeats, breathing difficulties extreme dizziness, fainting, or seizures (convulsions).

What Should be Avoided?

Consuming alcohol with acebutolol could result in adverse effects.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using or taking any medicine for cough or cold medication that contains decongestants. When you take acebutolol with a decongestant can elevate your blood pressure up to dangerous levels.

This medication could impair your ability to think or react. Be cautious if you drive or engage in any activity that requires you to stay aware.

Acebutolol Side Effects

Mild Effects

Common adverse effects of acebutolol could be:

  • Headache, dizziness;

  • Being tired;

  • Nausea, upset stomach;

  • Diarrhea, constipation;

  • Sleep problems (insomnia).

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present.

Adverse Side Effects

Contact a medical professional immediately Get medical attention if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing; hives or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. Acebutolol could cause severe adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately If you suffer from breathlessness (even when exerting only a little) swelling and rapid weight gain.

Acute or new chest pain,

Slow heartbeats;

A euphoric feeling, similar to you're passing out or

extremely high blood pressure - severe headache blurred vision pounding of your neck or the ears, nosebleeds, anxiety anxiety, confusion, extreme chest pain, shortness of breathing as well as irregular heartbeats.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Discuss with your physician all your medications currently in use and any new medications you begin or stop taking, particularly:


cold medicine, stimulant medications, and diet tablets;

The NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--aspirin Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) and celecoxib diclofenac, indomethacin and meloxicam, and many others;

other beta-blockers--atenolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, nebivolol, propranolol, sotalol, and others.

This list is not comprehensive. Other medications can interact with acebutolol. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all potential drugs are mentioned in this medication guide.