Acebutolol is an antihypertensive drug and an antiadrenergic beta-blocker receptor (also called "beta-adrenergic blocker" or simply "beta-blocker"). The function of beta-blockers is to inhibit the beta receptors of the adrenergic system present in the heart, thus reducing cardiac stress. It is classified as a cardio-selective drug (i.e. acts mainly on the heart than on other tissues) and also possesses intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (i.e. it is able to modulate its action of inhibiting the nervous system response to stimulate adrenaline and other catecholamines) and properties of membrane stabilizers (acts on the cell membrane, preventing the opening of ion channels and changing the electrical potential cell).


What is Acebutolol?


Acebutolol is used in cardiology against pathological conditions such as:


  • Hypertension
  • Angina pectoris
  • Arrhythmias
  • Tachycardias
  • Fibrillation


It is also used for protection in patients who have suffered an acute myocardial infarction.


How should Acebutolol be taken?


The Acebutolol is available on the market in the form of tablets for oral use and solution administered through injections.


Side effects associated with Acebutolol


Some of the recognized side effects of Acebutolol include:


  • Headache
  • Dyspnea
  • Psychosis
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bradycardia
  • Alopecia
  • Xerophthalmia
  • Fatigue
  • Heart failure
  • Hypotension
  • Rash
  • Bronchospasm
  • Irritation



Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Acebutolol


The use of Acebutolol is not recommended for people who suffer or who have suffered from asthma, bronchospasm as well as heart failure. Particular attention should be paid when prescribing this medication to those who suffer from diabetes. In case of pregnancy and lactation the use of Acebutolol is not recommended.