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Sectral

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: woolever1965, 35-44 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: March 09

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I take It for rapid heartbeat

Comment from: joyce gaus, 75 or over on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: November 25

Started taking when I was in my 20'sfor rapid heart beat. Am now 75. I've never had any side effects. I have tried to stop taking it but the rapid heart beats come back. So I continue to take it. Kinda like "if it ain't broke don't try to fix it"

Comment from: susanlw, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: April 14

Atrial fibrillation went undiagnosed for years because it never happened when I was being seen by the doctor. When it was detected with the use of a monitor, I was prescribed Sectral and Digoxin, which have remedied the problem. Never had an adverse side affect from it's use.

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Comment from: mumsy, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: January 15

I take this for supraventricular tachycardia. The drug works well but I had to be very adaptive to finding the right way to take it. It causes gas and about an hour after taking it I need a restroom. This can be very uncomfortable in an office job. I eventually found that I had to reduce my dose by half. Then I started taking it every other day, when I left work in the evening. I also found that the med had an even greater GI effect if I took it first thing in the mornning before I had sufficient liquids to drink. I also discovered through trial and error that it is much easier on your system if you have food to eat with it. I think that it makes the absorption of the medication a bit slower. I am glad that I have found ways to adapt my system to the drug because it works well for my heart.

Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 09

I have Premature ventricular contractions and high blood pressure. I have taken this medicine for 2 months, the only problem I have had so far is that i'm so tired. My doctor said that it will go away in time i'm not so sure about that after all its been 2 months.

Comment from: jsellman, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 06

I was prescribed this medication to hel lessen the number of times I wake up with migraines. 200mg wasn't enough so I'm going up to 400mg. I take it at night so hopefully there will be no negative side effects because I have naturally low blood pressure.

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Comment from: Liz, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: December 06

I suffered for a long time on various BO medications. Sectal changed my life. Three months after taking it, I went from complete house arrest due to rapid and abmormal heartbeat to now being able to drive again and stand and sit for longer periods. I take it also for dysautonomia. Love this med. I have no known side effects, and never did.

Comment from: dbg, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 08

I am taking Sectral for high blood pressure and supraventricular tachycardia. The medication works great. Blood Pressure is perfect and no SVT in a month. So far no side effects

Comment from: suziq, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: January 21

Been on it for over 7 years but last few months have developed tinnitis in one ear. Fear it is related to long term use. Anyone else have this result? Otherwise, it's been great drug for my irregular heartbeat problem.

Comment from: Taz, 35-44 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: February 07

This medication has been effective for my control of a heart rhythm problem.

Comment from: mvp, 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years Published: December 21

after trying many various other beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, this is the one that worked with no problems. i am very satisfied.

Comment from: nn228, 35-44 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: October 17

I have been taking sectral for about 6 years and now my pressure is so low that I am passing out all the time and the found out it is the sectal. I was on it for palpations not high blood pressure. I have low pressure.

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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: August 23

I have taken Sectral since March, 2012. Last week the dosage was doubled to 400mg twice a day. I have episodes of irregular heartbeat several times a day and also two of my valves have moderate leakage. I am so tired on this medicine and have had some gastro side-effects. My biggest complaint at the moment is the vivid dreams I have every single night. Have others experienced this? Please reply. Thanks

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Comment from: tim, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: April 20

been using sectral 30 years with great sucess for out of control heart beat.although my heartrate is down to 50 early to 60 and hard to get it up;

Comment from: acebutol, 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: April 25

I take it once a day. But can additional dose, if needed, but by time realize, am too tired to take it and afraid it too close together.

Comment from: 75 or over on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: October 02

I have taken sectral for many years. I have very high triglycerides and wonder if sectral is a contributing factor.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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