Acebutolol is a prescription drug. It is prescribed to treat and manage mild to moderate high blood pressure or hypertension. It is also prescribed to treat angina pectoris or chest pain and irregular heartbeat known as premature ventricular contraction or PVC’s.
Acebutololis often used along with medications that work in different ways to reduce thedemand put on the heart. It is available in different forms. It belongs to thegroup of drug called beta-blockers. It works by blocking certain beta blockersin the heart and blood vessels from being activated by hormones likeadrenaline. Stopping the activation of the hormone helps relaxes the bloodvessels and heart. This widens the blood vessels allowing the blood to flowfreely into the heart.
Highblood pressure happens when the blood vessels are tightened. This causes theheart to pump hard in order to supply the body with enough oxygen. When highblood pressure is not treated, it can cause damage to the heart, brain, bloodvessels and other parts of the body.
Acebutololcomes in a capsule form that you need to take by mouth. The usual starting dosefor an adult for the treatment of high blood pressure is 100mg twice a day. Thedoctor may gradually increase the dose after a week of medication to a maximumof 400mg twice a day.
For the treatment of angina symptoms, the dose is 200mg twice a day to 300mg twice a day. The total daily dose should not exceed 800mg a day. Take Acebutolol exactly as prescribed. Do not take more than what is recommended. This medication is used for long-term treatment. Do not stop taking this medicine unless directed by your physician. Stopping the treatment all of a sudden may increase your risk from having a heart attack and other heart problems.
Some ofthe side effects of Acebutolol are:
Seriousside effects are:
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