PMID: 1676070Jan 1, 1991Paper

Duration of action and effect on baroreflex function of the anti-arrhythmic alpha 1 antagonist UK-52,046

The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
J P SpiersR Wilson


The effects of acute and chronic oral administration of UK-52,046 (25 micrograms kg-1) on baroreflex function and its duration of action, were studied in conscious dogs. It was found that UK-52,046 had no effect on blood pressure and heart rate following acute and chronic administration. UK-52,046 shifted the phenylephrine dose response curve to the right, and the PE50 (measure of alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonism) was increased (P less than 0.05) compared to placebo on day 1 (2, 4, 8 and 24 h) and day 8 (2, 4, 8 and 12 h). The antagonism was increased (P less than 0.05) on day 8 (0, 8 and 12 h) compared with day 1. Evaluation of the effects of UK-52,046 on baroreflex function using phenylephrine to increase blood pressure indicated no significant difference from placebo. It was concluded that at an antiarrhythmic dose, UK-52,046 has no effect on blood pressure, heart rate or baroreflex function. The pressor response curve was shifted to the right indicating a duration of action of at least 12 h on chronic oral administration.


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