Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Sectral
Generic Name: acebutolol (Pronunciation: A se BUE toe lol)
What is acebutolol (Sectral)?
Acebutolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
Acebutolol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Acebutolol 200 mg-MYL
red, imprinted with MYLAN 1200
Acebutolol 200 mg-PAR
lavender/orange, imprinted with AC200
Acebutolol 400 mg-MYL
red, imprinted with MYLAN 1400
Acebutolol 400 mg-PAR
lavender/orange, imprinted with AC400
Sectral 200 mg-RED
blue/orange, imprinted with RP700, SECTRAL 200
Sectral 400 mg-RED
brown/orange, imprinted with RP 701, SECTRAL 400
What are the possible side effects of acebutolol (Sectral)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about acebutolol (Sectral)?
Do not stop taking acebutolol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
If you need to have any type of surgery, you may need to temporarily stop using acebutolol. Be sure the surgeon knows ahead of time that you are using acebutolol.
Acebutolol can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking acebutolol.
Acebutolol is only part of a complete program of treatment for hypertension that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely if you are being treated for hypertension.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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