Studies with abanoquil (UK-52,046) a novel quinoline alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist: I. Effects on blood pressure, heart rate and pressor responsiveness in normotensive subjects

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
R F SchafersJ L Reid


1. Abanoquil (UK 52,046) is a novel, quinoline-derivative, alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist which, on the basis of animal studies, possesses antiarrhythmic activity at doses which have little or no effect on blood pressure. 2. In two placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover studies the alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist activity (phenylephrine pressor responses) and the effects on blood pressure and heart rate (in the presence and absence of concomitant beta-adrenoceptor blockade) have been investigated in healthy, normotensive subjects following the intravenous administration (i.v.) of abanoquil. 3. In the first study, abanoquil at a dose of 0.4 micrograms kg-1 i.v. (as a bolus or by increments) produced significant alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonism (with rightward shifts of more than two-fold in the phenylephrine pressor dose-response curves) but no significant effects on supine or erect blood pressure and heart rate. 4. In the second study, a dose of 0.5 micrograms kg-1 i.v. had no significant effect on supine or erect blood pressure but pre-treatment with atenolol promoted a small fall in erect blood pressure without causing significant orthostatic hypotension. 5. In conclusion, significant alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonism with...Continue Reading


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