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.
Pharmacokinetics of nadolol, a beta-receptor antagonist: administration of therapeutic single- and multiple-dosage regimens to hypertensive patients
Plasma thyroxine, 3,3',5-triiodothyronine and 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine during beta-adrenergic blockade in hyperthyroidism
Simple solid-phase radioimmunoassays for total tri-iodothyronine and thyroxine in serum, and their clinical evaluation
Changes in serum phosphate during beta-blockade in healthy men are not due to changes in the renal handling of phosphate
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