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Sectral (Acebutolol Hydrochloride) - Summary

 
 



SECTRAL SUMMARY

Sectral (acebutolol HCl) is a selective, hydrophilic beta-adrenoreceptor blocking agent with mild intrinsic sympathomimetic activity for use in treating patients with hypertension and ventricular arrhythmias.

Sectral (acebutolol HCl) is indicated for the following: Hypertension

Sectral is indicated for the management of hypertension in adults. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide-type diuretics.

Ventricular Arrhythmias

Sectral is indicated in the management of ventricular premature beats; it reduces the total number of premature beats, as well as the number of paired and multiform ventricular ectopic beats, and R-on-T beats.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Sectral (Acebutolol)

[The comparison of clinical effectiveness of perindopril and acebutolol in the primary hypertension treatment] [2001]
Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for ischaemic heart disease and stroke. The aim of our study was to assess the antihypertensive effect of angiotensine converting enzyme inhibitor (perindopril) versus beta blocker (acebutolol) in hypertensive patients... After 3 weeks of the treatment we observed BP systolic and diastolic normalization, but more patients had systolic BP normalization after perindopril treatment.

Selectivity of acebutolol, atenolol, and metoprolol in healthy volunteers estimated by the extent the drugs occupy beta 2-receptors in the circulating plasma. [1993]
The selectivity of acebutolol, atenolol, and metoprolol in healthy volunteers was estimated by determining the extent to which the drugs occupied beta 1-receptors of rabbit lung and beta 2-receptors of rat reticulocytes in the circulating plasma after drug intake.The receptor occupancy of the agents was well in agreement with the literature concerning the selectivity, intensity, and time-course of drug actions after identical doses.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS).

Acebutolol effects on lipid profile. [1990]
The relation between lipid profile and the incidence of coronary artery disease has been confirmed by the results of epidemiologic and intervention studies. Among antihypertensive agents, beta blockers, particularly those without intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA), are generally reported to have negative effects on lipids, which may increase the risk of coronary artery disease.

Efficacy of acebutolol after acute myocardial infarction (the APSI trial). The APSI Investigators. [1990]
A randomized, placebo-controlled trial was carried out to determine the effectiveness of acebutolol in preventing late death in high-risk patients surviving an acute myocardial infarction (MI). The average 1-year mortality rate in placebo groups of 9 trials of beta blockers in post-MI patients was 7.2% compared with 17% in a nonselected cohort of patients who had survived at least 7 days after an MI...

Comparison of the antihypertensive effects of celiprolol and acebutolol. [1988]
The antihypertensive effects of the new cardioselective beta-blocker celiprolol and acebutolol have been compared. Thirty patients with arterial hypertension WHO Grade I-II were treated in a double-blind fashion with celiprolol or acebutolol... The decrease in diastolic blood pressure at the end of the second week was significantly correlated with the reciprocal of the plasma celiprolol concentration at steady-state at the end of the dosage interval.

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Clinical Trials Related to Sectral (Acebutolol)

Kangaroo Mother Care to Prevent Hypothermia in Term Infants [Recruiting]
The overall hypothesis is that better adherence to Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in combination with existing WHO thermoregulation care will reduce the incidence of moderate hypothermia (32-36 degrees C) or severe hypothermia (<32. 0 degrees C) in term infants (greater than or equal to 37 weeks of gestational age) when compared with routine WHO thermoregulation alone.

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Reports of Suspected Sectral (Acebutolol) Side Effects

Hyperkalaemia (8)Confusional State (6)Pruritus (4)Lactic Acidosis (4)Malaise (4)Electrocardiogram QRS Complex Prolonged (4)Renal Failure Acute (4)Rash Papular (4)Dehydration (4)Hypotension (3)more >>


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