What is Acebutolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sectral


Acebutolol is typically used for the management of high blood pressure. It also is used to treat an irregular heartbeat.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 3 3
Dysautonomia 2 1
Heart palpitations 1 2
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1 0
Supraventricular tachycardia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acebutolol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Bilateral temple pain 1
Bronchospasm 1
Depressed mood 1
Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia) 1
Headaches 1

Show all 15 reported side effects


Based on patients currently taking Acebutolol

Dosage Patients
200 mg twice daily 1
400 mg daily 1
400 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Acebutolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Acebutolol


Currently taking Acebutolol

Duration Patients
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Acebutolol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acebutolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Labetalol (Trandate) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Acebutolol

Jun 20, 2013 (Started May 06, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 3, 2012 (Started Feb 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heart palpitations)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heart rate low (bradycardia), fatigue)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take at bedtime, as directed but within one week of taking I developed excessive fatigue!! Napping 2x/ day is how I make it through some days.. Some times I am still dizzy, but my BP and HR are so variable( even before treatment from dysautonomia) it s hard to tell what the culprit is. Doc says since it is helping my POTS he wants to keep me on it and hope the fatigue will subside. My BP (3/2/12 was high for me 120/70, usually fly 90's/ 60's... only have "PRECLINICAL" orthostatic Hypotension... I usualy drop about 10mm/Hg not 20. HR is low now 50's to low 60's. Starnge within minutes in the same position my BP retaken was 102/68... so you all have an idea.. I also noticed it helped some of my hand tremors that are really bad somedays and I find it difficult to write. OVerall this week was horrible Q of L...

Feb 28, 2012 (Started Feb 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for heart palpitations)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart rate low (bradycardia), fatigue)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started 2 weeks ago.....may have helped the orthostatic tachy syndrome BUT, I am still dizzy and blood pressure laying/sitting down are lower 80/60, HR wnl , BP standing is higher t before, while HR is improved 70-80's standing. Today, however I feel horrible. Dizzy and so tired all day. HR has been in high 50's to low 60's, not regular rhythm. As expected.... I suppose it's a challenge treating tachy syndromes in patients with low BP. Have a follow up on thurs with Primary.

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