Neptal review

Neptal is available by prescription only. A beta-adrenergic blocking agent, it 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.

Neptal, the generic name for Sectral, is a beta-blocker used to treat patients suffering from high blood pressure, which is known to contribute to other fatal health problems such as kidney failure, stroke and heart attacks. Neptal is also an effective medication for treating ventricular arrhythmia or heart rhythm problems.

Neptal is taken orally and comes in the form of a tablet or capsule. Dosage is dependent on the patient’s condition and 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 in order to determine the best and exact dosage based on your specific condition.

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

In the event a patient misses a dose, skip it and take your regular dose at the next regular interval. 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.

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

Known 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 these side effects occur, it would be best to inform your doctor.

Always consult your doctor prior to taking any medication. 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 this 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.

Regular visits to your doctor will help in monitoring the progress of your medication. This will also allow your doctor to adjust your dosage if deemed necessary.

Neptal has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of neptal

• Molecular formula of neptal 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
Neptal available : 200mg tablets and 400mg tablets

Generic name: Acebutolol

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

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