Controlled Trial of Oxprenolol and Practolol in HypertensionBr Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5731.342 (Published 07 November 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:342
- A. W. D. Leishman,
- J. L. Thirkettle,
- B. R. Allen,
- 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.