Nadolol in thyrotoxicosis

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
N R PedenJ Crooks

Abstract

1 Twenty outpatients with thyrotoxicosis received the non-selective beta-adrenoceptor antagonist nadolol as sole treatment for 3 weeks. 2 Clinical improvement as measured by reduction in thyrotoxicosis therapeutic index occurred during the first week of treatment and was continued thereafter, and was accompanied by a significant reduction in serum T3 and elevation of serum reverse T3. 3 As measured by reduction in exercise heart rate, during chronic dosing nadolol 160 mg once daily produced blockade of beta-adrenoceptors for 12 h in all patients and 24 h in all but 2. 4 Wide interindividual variability was noted in steady state plasma nadolol concentrations, in part related to age and renal function. 5 Steady state plasma nadolol concentrations were related to reduction in heart rate.

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