Acebutolol (Sectral)

General Information

Acebutolol (Sectral) is used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and high blood pressure). Irregular heartbeats can be serious and may sometimes even lead to a heart attack. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent;

  • Kidney problems
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes

This is also prescribed sometimes to treat chest pain associated with coronary artery disease. 

How does Acebutolol (Sectral) work?

Acebutolol (Sectral) works by blocking the beta receptors that are found in the heart. This lessens the action of noradrenaline and adrenaline on the heart. It causes to beat more slowly and with less force. This lessens the pressure at which the blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body. It helps to reduce the blood pressure. This medication also works in the management of angina. It is a chest pain that occurs because the heart does not get enough oxygen to meet the demand. This helps to prevent the angina attack.

Why use Acebutolol (Sectral)?

Acebutolol (Sectral) belongs to the class of medicines known as beta blockers. It blocks the beta receptors that are found in various parts of the body including the heart. By blocking, it prevents the action of two hormones that are produced naturally by the body. These hormones are sometimes referred to as ‘fight or flight’ chemicals. They are responsible for the body’s reaction to stressful situations. This medication is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can but this here at its affordable price. 

How to use Acebutolol (Sectral)?

The recommended dosage for this medication depends on your medical condition and age. This is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Do not break or chew it. This is usually taken once or twice a day. This can be taken with or without food. Do not suddenly stop this medication without the doctor’s prescription.

What are the side-effects of Acebutolol (Sectral)?

  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vomiting

If these persist or worsen, seek for medical attention right away. 

Warnings and Precautions

These are the things that you need to be cautious with while taking this medication:

  • Inform your doctor if you have any allergies, medical history, and current medications.
  • Consult first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women before taking this.
  • Do not use this past the expiration date.
  • Keep this at a dry and clean place to avoid infections.
  • Keep this away from children and pets.