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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
10 doctors shared insights

Acebutolol (Overview)

Acebutolol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
10 doctors shared insights

Acebutolol (Overview)

Acebutolol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Propranolol 20 mg for WPW caused bradycardia & dizziness. Would taking Sectral (acebutolol) have less side effects?

Propranolol 20 mg for WPW caused bradycardia & dizziness. Would taking Sectral (acebutolol) have less side effects?

Maybe: Acebutolol (Sectral) is a beta-blocker with something called "intrinsic sympathomimetic activity", or ISA. This may reduce the adverse effects you describe, but may also diminish the effectiveness of controlling your WPW. An empirical trial under the supervision of you doctor may be considered. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are propranolol and Sectral (acebutolol) both anti-arrhythmic?

Are propranolol and Sectral (acebutolol) both anti-arrhythmic?

Mildly: They're not actually classified as anti-arrhythmic medications, but are often used for benign arrhythmias such as PSVT and PVCs. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol occassionally while taking acebutolol?

Can I drink alcohol occassionally  while taking acebutolol?

Acebutolol: Carefully is the best answer. Alcohol should be consumed in moderation with any medicine and specially cardiac meds. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking acebutolol?

Will I be able to drink alcohol while taking acebutolol?

Acebutolol + alcohol: use may result in medication interactions. Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker -"additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. " ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Sectral (Definition)

Sectral is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more