Acebutolol Hcl is used for chest pain (angina), high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.
How To Use Acebutolol Hcl
Take Acebutolol Hcl exactly as prescribed. Try to take it at the same time(s) each day. Do not suddenly stop taking Acebutolol Hcl without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Acebutolol Hcl is suddenly stopped.
Acebutolol Hcl Side Effects
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, and blurred vision as your body adjusts to the medication. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness. Because beta-blockers may reduce blood circulation to the extremities, your hands and feet may be cold. Dress warm. Inform your doctor if you develop: easy bruising or bleeding, swollen hands or feet, confusion, depression, a sore throat. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Acebutolol Hcl, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Acebutolol Hcl Precautions
Before taking Acebutolol Hcl, tell your doctor if you have a history of: heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, any other lung disease, diabetes, overactive thyroid gland, any drug allergies. Before having surgery, tell the doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking a beta-blocker. Acebutolol Hcl should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Acebutolol Hcl is excreted into breast milk and though no problems have been noted, the possibility for adverse effects to the infant exists. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Acebutolol Hcl Drug Interactions
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: diuretics, cold preparations and nasal decongestants, reserpine, other heart or high blood pressure medications, St John s wort. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
Acebutolol Hcl Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include unusually fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness, slow or shallow breathing, seizures, unconsciousness, weakness, or fatigue.
Missed Acebutolol Hcl Dose
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered but not if it is within 4 hours of next dose (8 hours for penbutolol, atenolol, nadolol). If it is, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double-up the dose to catch up.
Acebutolol Hcl Storage
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.