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Esmolol is safer than and as effective as labetalol

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.875b (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:875
  1. B O'Connor,
  2. J B Luntley
  1. Lecturer in anaesthesia Senior registrar in anaesthesia Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    EDITOR,—Adrian P Banning and colleagues state that labetalol is the drug of choice to control arterial pressure in patients with suspected dissection of the thoracic aorta.1 Labetalol is an appropriate hypotensive agent in certain circumstances but is disadvantaged by its relatively long half life (3-5 hours). It suse in unstable …

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