The reference site for Acebutolol

Acebutolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
This medicine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart rhythm disorders. It works by relaxing your blood vessels so your heart doesn’t have to pump as hard.

WHAT IS Acebutolol?

Acebutolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
This medicine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart rhythm disorders. It works by relaxing your blood vessels so your heart doesn’t have to pump as hard.


Brand Name(s): Sectral

CAS nº: 37517-30-9

(a se byoo toe lole)

Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to Acebutolol and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Acebutolol was approved by the FDA in 1984. A prescription is required for this medicine.
Please visit the official site of the FDA for further information.


Why is this medication prescribed?

Acebutolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.
Beta blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, thus reducing pressure within the circulatory system.
When used to treat high blood pressure, it is effective used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications, particularly with a thiazide-type diuretic.


Other uses for this medicine

Acebutolol is also used sometimes to treat chest pain (angina).
However, it is strongly recommended that you speak with your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your particular condition.


Dosage and using this medicine

Acebutolol comes as a capsule to be taken orally. It is usually taken once or twice a day, and with a full glass of water preferably at the same time every day.
Take acebutolol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Furthermore, please do not skip doses or stop taking acebutolol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Additionally, if you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon that you are using acebutolol. You may need to briefly stop using acebutolol before having surgery.

Acebutolol is only part of a complete program of treatment for hypertension that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely if you are being treated for hypertension.
Please note that hypertension often has no symptoms, so you may not even feel that you have high blood pressure. Continue using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.


What special precautions should I follow?

Be sure to inform your doctor if you have asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, low blood pressure, a heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate, or congestive heart failure, depression, liver or kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, myasthenia gravis, pheochromocytoma, or problems with circulation (such as Raynaud’s syndrome). If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use acebutolol, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
This medication falls into the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Furthermore, acebutolol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
You should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you. So too, remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug.


What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is less than 4 hours away, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.


What side effects can this medication cause?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
slow or uneven heartbeats
feeling light-headed, fainting
feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion
swelling of your ankles or feet
nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
cold feeling in your hands and feet
Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm
sleep problems (insomnia)
tired feeling
anxiety, nervousness
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.


What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Always keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).
Remember to throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed and, if necessary, talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.


In case of an emergency/overdose

In the case of an overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, please call the local emergency services on 911.
Symptoms of overdose may include:
uneven heartbeats

shortness of breath

bluish-colored fingernails




seizure (convulsions)


Product Images


Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of Acebutolol that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes and manufacturers.
The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

Strength(s): 200 MG
Imprint: G AC 200
Manufacturer: PAR PHARM.

Strength(s): 400 MG
Imprint: MYLAN 1400
Manufacturer: MYLAN


Strength(s): 400 MG
Imprint: G AC 400
Manufacturer: PAR PHARM.

Strength(s): 400 MG
Imprint: WYETH 4179 SECTRAL 400
Manufacturer: ESP PHARMA.

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