PRESCRIBED FOR: Acebutolol is used alone or with other drugs to treat high blood pressure and arrhythmias. It also is used to treat chest pain due to coronary artery disease (angina) in which the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart are inadequate for the heart to pump normally.
SIDE EFFECTS: Most adverse reactions to acebutolol have been mild, not required discontinuation of therapy, and tended to decrease as the duration of treatment increases. Adverse events include:
- excessive tiredness,
- upset stomach, and
- muscle aches.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 200 and 400 mg.
STORAGE: Capsules should be stored at room temperature, 77 F (25 C), away from light and moisture.
DOSING: Acebutolol can be taken with or without food, usually once or twice daily. The dosage of acebutolol should be reduced in patients with dysfunction of the kidneys or liver since kidney or liver disease reduce the elimination of acebutolol.
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