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Sectral is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension in adults. Sectral is also known by its drug name, Acebutolol.

Sectral is a beta blocker. Beta blockers are believed to work by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heartrate.

How do I take it?
Sectral is generally taken once or twice a day.

Sectral comes in capsule form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Sectral lists common side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, unusual dreams, slow heartbeat, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, and gas.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Sectral include heart failure and peripheral vascular disease.

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For more details about this treatment, visit:
Sectral – RxList

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