Once daily administration of pindolol in the treatment of hypertension

The Journal of International Medical Research
R C Dhatariya, A J Blowers


An open study was carried out in general practice on patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension to assess the effectiveness of treatment with pindolol on a single daily dose regimen. In twenty-two previously untreated cases given a single daily dosage of pindolol (mean 13-0 mg, range 5 mg- 30 mg), adequate blood pressure control was achieved within five weeks and maintained in the nineteen patients examined at Week 25. Of eleven previously treated patients whose blood pressure was adequately controlled by divided daily doses of pindolol, a change-over to a single daily dosage of pindolol (mean 13-2 mg, range 10 mg-20 mg) did not result in any loss of control over a twenty-five week study period. Few side-effects were reported, and only one patient was withdrawn from the study.


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