Acebutololo review

Acebutololo is a medication available by prescription only. It is considered as a beta-adrenergic blocking agent which is an efficient medication with respects to reducing hypertension or high blood pressure by effectively reducing the heart rate that forces the heart’s contractions.

Acebutololo is the generic name for the medication distributed under the brand name Sectral. This medication 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. Acebutololo is also an effective medication for treating ventricular arrhythmia or commonly known as heart rhythm problem.

Acebutololo comes in a form of tablet or capsule and is taken orally. The dosage of this medication differs based on the individual condition of the patient. The dosage also differs depending on the patients’ age. For adult patients with hypertension, a 400mg tablet 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 medication 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 medication is recommended to be taken before bedtime and before any meals. For patients with liver and kidney problems, the intake of Acebutololo should be reduced gradually.

A missed dose should never be doubled at the next dosage as this may lead to over dosage, which is dangerous to your health.

You must maintain the right amount of medication at the proper intervals as prescribed by your doctor and never alter the dosage.

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

Some of the side effects include constipation, abdominal cramps, change in vision, 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 your doctor.

Prior to taking this medication, you must first consult your doctor and inform them if you have any other health problems that might affect your health or the effectiveness of the medication. Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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

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 properly.

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

Acebutololo has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of acebutololo

• Molecular formula of acebutololo 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
Acebutololo available : 200mg tablets and 400mg tablets

Generic name: Acebutolol

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

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