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Acebutolol : Interaction with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine


Interaction of Acebutolol with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Acebutolol is used to treat high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. It helps by relaxing the narrowed blood vessels, making them wider, and thereby allowing the blood to flow very easily resulting in low blood pressure.

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Acebutolol Interactions with Food and Herbs

Potassium Rich Foods: Acebutolol is a beta-blocker that increases the potassium level in the blood. When you take potassium-rich foods like bananas with beta-blockers, the potassium level in the blood may further increase.

Pleurisy Root: Pleurisy root is not recommended with most heart medications due to the presence of cardiac glycosides in the root.

Acebutolol Interactions with Alcohol

The intake of acebutolol with alcohol can increase the feeling of dizziness or faintness.
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Acebutolol Interactions with Caffeine

Avoid consuming caffeine-containing products like tea or coffee along with acebutolol as caffeine has the ability to decrease the antihypertensive effect of the drug.

How to Take the Medication -

  • Acebutolol is available in the form of a capsule. You can take it 1-2 times a day.
  • Stick to the recommended dose and take it around at the same time every day for a quick and better response.
  • If you have any queries about the medication, immediately clarify them with your doctor.
  • Strictly follow the instructions given by your doctor.
  • Do not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
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