Common Brands Sectral (brand no longer available)
Drug Class
Beta blocker
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Prescription only
Allison Barnes, PharmD
Allison Barnes, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Allison Barnes, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023


In the realm of pharmaceuticals designed to navigate the complexities of our cardiovascular system, Acebutolol stands as a formidable player. With a history rooted in advancements in beta-blocker technology, this medication has become a cornerstone in the treatment arsenal against various cardiovascular issues.

At its core, Acebutolol operates as a beta-adrenergic blocking agent. This means it intervenes in the signaling pathways involving neurotransmitters, specifically targeting the beta receptors. By doing so, it brings about a cascade of effects that prove instrumental in the management of cardiovascular conditions.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation