practolol


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practolol

a β-adrenergic blocking agent with the same actions as propranolol.
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Literature reports about practolol induced pleural complications showed that drug withdrawal usually leads to resolution of pleural effusions but no improvement in the pleural thickening (8-10).
Of the estimated 5,000 analogs synthesized to address the inherent carcinogenicity of pronethalol, 47 were marketed, with practolol and atenolol being regarded as the parent drugs of modern [beta]1 antagonists.
Other drugs associated with acquired factor XIII inhibitors include penicillin (12), phenytoin (13), and practolol (14).
Practolol therapy associated with a systemic lupus erythematosus-like syndrome and an inhibitor to factor XIII.
Wardell (1978a), for example, estimated that practolol, a drug in the beta-blocker family, could save ten thousand lives a year if approved in the United States.
Exactly this situation existed when the FDA prohibited physicians from prescribing practolol and alprenolol even though large clinical studies indicated that these drugs could reduce the mortality rate of heart attack patients by 40 percent.
acebutolol, atenolol, labetalol, metoprotolol, oxprenolol, pindolol, practolol, and propranolol)
There are many variations on this story: isoproterenol inhalers, used to relieve asthma, caused 3500 deaths in England and Wales in the sixties; practolol, an anti-hyper-intensive, caused a number of cases of permanent or near-permanent blindness in England in the seventies.
Administration of procainamide, methysergide, or practolol has been well documented to result in constrictive pericarditis.