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Controlled Trial of Oxprenolol and Practolol in Hypertension

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: (Published 07 November 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:342
  1. A. W. D. Leishman,
  2. J. L. Thirkettle,
  3. B. R. Allen,
  4. R. A. Dixon


    In controlled trials of the beta-adrenergic blocking drugs oxprenolol and practolol in hypertension both drugs were well tolerated without side effects and caused statistically significant non-postural reduction of blood pressure. In less than half the patients on eitherdrug the reduction of blood pressure was clinically adequate. No attempt was made to compare the two drugs.