Acebutolol review

Acebutolol is a drug that needs a prescription from a doctor. It is considered as a beta-adrenergic blocking agent which is an efficient drug which helps reduce hypertension or high blood pressure by effectively reducing the heart rate that forces the heart’s contractions.

Acebutolol is the generic name for the drug distributed under the brand name Sectral. This drug is a beta-blocker used to treat patients who have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is known to contribute to other fatal health problems such as kidney failure, stroke and heart attacks. Acebutolol is also an effective drug for treating ventricular arrhythmia or commonly known as heart rhythm problem.

Acebutolol comes in a form of tablet or capsule and is orally taken. The dosage of this drug differs from the individual condition of patients. The dosage also differs depending on the patients’ age. For adult patients with hypertension, a 400mg that is taken once or twice a day is the average dosage recommended while patients suffering from ventricular arrhythmia are required to take a dosage of 200mg of the drug twice a day. However, it is very important to consult a doctor before using the recommended dosage to determine the best and exact dosage based on your medical condition.

The drug is recommended to be taken before bedtime and before any meals. For patients with liver and kidney problems, the intake of Acebutolol should be reduced gradually.

Missed dose should never be double dosed because this may lead to over dosage, which is dangerous to your health.

You must maintain the right amount of doses as prescribed by your doctor and never to alter the dosage.

There are known side effects associated with the use of Acebutolol. Some of the side effects are normal due to the adjustment of the body to the medicine while some may cause serious health problem.

Some of the side effects include constipation, abdominal cramps, change in vision, and difficulties in breathing, wheezing, irregular heartbeat, headache and swelling of legs, fingers or face.

If any of the side effects occur, it would be best to inform the doctor.

Prior to medicating with this drug, you must first consult your doctor and inform if you have any other health problems that might affect your health or the effectiveness of the drug. Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to have one.

Aside from taking the medicine to treat your hypertension, it is highly recommended to augment the medication with healthy diet and daily exercise. Your doctor can recommend you with the proper diet and exercise.

Most often, people with hypertension do not feel anything unusual but it is important to maintain the use of the medicine even when you feel fine. You must follow the doctor’s advice and continue with the medication. This is to ensure that your blood pressure is maintained accordingly.

You must also maintain a regular visit to your doctor in order to monitor the progress of your medication. This will also allow your doctor to adjust your dosage if deem necessary.

Acebutolol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of acebutolol

• Molecular formula of acebutolol is C18H28N2O4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is N-[3-acetyl-4-(2-hydroxy-3-propan-2-ylamino-propoxy)-phenyl]butanamide
• Molecular weight is 336.426 g/mol
Acebutolol available : 200mg tablets and 400mg tablets

Brand name(s): Acebutololo, Acebutololum, Monitan, Neptal, Prent, Sectral

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