Generic name: Acebutolol hydrochloride
Sectral, a type of medication known as a beta blocker, is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms. When used to treat high blood pressure, it is effective used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications, particularly with a thiazide-type diuretic. Beta blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, thus reducing pressure within the circulatory system.
HypertensionThe usual initial dose for mild to moderate high blood pressure is 400 milligrams per day. It may be taken in a single daily dose or in 2 doses of 200 milligrams each. The usual daily dosage ranges from 200 to 800 milligrams. People with severe high blood pressure may take up to 1,200 milligrams per day divided into 2 doses. Sectral may be taken alone or in combination with another high blood pressure medication. Irregular heartbeatThe usual starting dosage is 400 milligrams per day divided into 2 doses. Your doctor may gradually increase the dose to 600 to 1,200 milligrams per day. If your doctor wants you to stop taking this medication, he or she will have you taper off over a period of 2 weeks.
CHILDREN The safety and effectiveness of Sectral have not been established in children.
OLDER ADULTS Your doctor will determine the dosage based on your particular needs. Do not take more than 800 milligrams per day.
Uses of Sectral
Side Effects of Sectral
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Sectral. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Sectral:
Drug Interaction :- If Sectral is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Sectral with the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. There is no specific information available on Sectral; however, overdose symptoms seen with other beta blockers include:
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