Acebutolol is a beta blocker that was designed to treat only heart related diseases. It works to slow the heart rate by relaxing blood vessels, which will improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. It may also increase heart contraction, to a degree. Acebutolol and other older beta blockers are used less often in recent years to treat high blood pressure, as newer medication and unique beta blockers affecting blood vessel constriction are introduced.
Acebutolol is used in combination with other medications in patients with high blood pressure. Acebutolol may be prescribed for patients with chest pain, or angina. It may also be used for patients that have a heart-rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias), or after a heart attack.
Tell your doctor if you have had any severe allergic reactions to Acebutolol, or any other drugs. You should also tell your doctor if you have or have had heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, blood vessel disease, overactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), or any severe allergies. If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant and breastfeeding, Acebutolol is not recommended. If you have problems with slow heart rate and do not have a pacemaker, or have very low blood pressure, you should not take Acebutolol.
Common Side Effects:
Slow heart rate
Low blood pressure
Fatigue or weakness