Acebutolol

 
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High blood pressure

Acebutolol is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure as well as for the treatment of angina.

Acebutolol is prescribed for heart attack prevention.

Acebutolol is prescribed to:
- To cure tremors;
- Migraine headache prevention;
- Fix irregular heartbeats;

Without a Prescription

Acebutolol is prescribed in the treatment of high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.

Acebutolol is prescribed alone or in combination with other high blood pressure drugs, particularly with a thiazide-type diuretic.

Dosage

ADULTS

Irregular heartbeat

The usual dose is 400mg per day divided into 2 doses. Your pharmacist may gradually increase the dose to 600mg-1,200mg per day.

Hypertension

The usual dose is 400mg per day. It may be taken in a single daily dose or in 2 doses of 200mg each. The usual daily dosage ranges from 200-800mg.

OLDER ADULTS

Do not take more than 800mg per day.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Severe congestive heart failure;
- Seizures;
- Low blood sugar;
- Low blood pressure;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Extremely slow heartbeat;
- Difficulty breathing;

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Weakness;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Swelling due to fluid retention;
- Strange dreams;
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
- Nausea;
- Nasal inflammation;
- Joint pain;
- Indigestion;
- Headache;
- Gas;
- Frequent urination;
- Fatigue;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Depression;
- Decreased sexual ability;
- Cough;
- Constipation;
- Cold temperatures;
- Chest pain;
- Abnormal vision;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- Prent;
- Neptal;
- Acetanol;
- Acebutolol;

Contraindications

Acebutolol is contraindicated if you have:
- A severely slow heartbeat;
- Heart block (a type of irregular heartbeat);
- Heart failure;
- Inadequate blood supply to the circulatory system (cardiogenic shock);

Acebutolol is contraindicated if you have:
- Slow heartbeat;
- Psoriasis;
- Overactive Thyroid Gland;
- Myasthenia gravis;
- Mental Depression;
- Live Problems;
- Kidney Problems;
- Heart Ailments –
- Emphysema or breathing problems;
- Diabetes Mellitus;
- Bronchitis;
- Allergies;

Acebutolol Drug Reactions

Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Theophylline;
- Oxtriphylline;
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitor activity;
- Insulin;
- Guanabenz;
- Dyphylline;
- Cocaine;
- Clonidine;
- Calcium channel blockers;
- Caffeine;
- Antidiabetics;
- Aminophylline;
- Allergy shots;
- Allergen extracts for skin testing;
Without Prescription (2017)