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Levatol (Penbutolol Sulfate) - Summary

 
 



LEVATOL SUMMARY

levatol® (penbutolol sulfate) is a synthetic ß-receptor antagonist for oral administration.

levatol® is indicated in the treatment of mild to moderate arterial hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide-type diuretics.


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Media Articles Related to Levatol (Penbutolol)

Treating Mild Hypertension With Drugs May Be Misdirected
Source: Medscape Medical Students Headlines [2014.09.23]
Experts have suggested that treating mild hypertension with drugs has unclear benefits and huge costs; priorities should shift to society-wide measures that promote lifestyle modification.
Medscape Medical News

Hypertension may be initiated by an autoimmune response
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.09.19]
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease.

Dementia risk reduction through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and control of hypertension and diabetes
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today [2014.09.18]
The World Alzheimer Report 2014 'Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors', calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health...

Men who improve their fitness levels can hold off development of hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.09.17]
A man's cardiorespiratory fitness can drastically delay the natural, age-associated increase of his blood pressure over his adult life span.

Experts raise concern over unnecessary treatment of mild hypertension in low risk people
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.09.15]
Lowering the drug threshold for high blood pressure (hypertension) has exposed millions of low-risk people around the world to drug treatment of uncertain benefit at huge cost to health systems...

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Published Studies Related to Levatol (Penbutolol)

[The noninvasive assessment of the effects of penbutolol on liver hemodynamics in cirrhotic patients using angioscintigraphy. A randomized controlled double-blind study] [1990.11]
This randomized double-blind controlled study analyzed the hemodynamic effects of penbutolol, a new levo-rotatory betablocker, using radionuclide angiography. Twenty cirrhotics with esophageal varices were randomized: 10 received 40 mg/day of penbutolol orally and the others a placebo...

The influence of penbutolol and placebo on blood sugar levels and insulin consumption in the glucose-controlled insulin infusion system ("artificial endocrine pancreas"). [1990.10.03]
The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of 40 mg of the beta-blocker penbutolol (Betapressin TM; Hoechst Ltd., Frankfurt/Main) in comparison to placebo on the insulin consumption on the blood sugar profile in twelve insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) patients...

Angioscintigraphic assessment of hemodynamic effects of penbutolol in cirrhotics with portal hypertension. A double-blind, randomized, controlled study. [1990.08]
This randomized double-blind controlled study analyzed the hemodynamic effects of penbutolol, a new levorotatory beta-blocker, using radionuclide angiography. Twenty cirrhotics with esophageal varices were randomized to two groups: 10 received 40 mg/day of penbutolol orally and the others placebo...

Penbutolol in the treatment of mild to moderate essential hypertension in black South Africans. [1990.06]
The antihypertensive effects of penbutolol, a nonselective beta-adrenoceptor antagonist with intrinsic sympathomimetic activity, was assessed in nonobese black South Africans aged 25 to 65 years with uncomplicated mild to moderate essential hypertension...

Effects of penbutolol on plasma atrial natriuretic peptide and antidiuretic hormone levels before and after exercise: a double-blind comparison against placebo. [1989]
A double-blind crossover trial was carried out in 7 healthy male volunteers to investigate the effects of penbutolol and a placebo on plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and antidiuretic hormone (ADH) levels before and after exercise. Each subject underwent several bicycle ergometric exercises lasting 6 min before and after the application of test medications...

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Clinical Trials Related to Levatol (Penbutolol)

Renin-Guided Therapeutics in the Management of Untreated, Uncontrolled, or Complicated Hypertension [Completed]
Plasma renin values determine whether volume or vasoconstrictor (renin) factors predominate in elevating blood pressure and are useful in selecting effective antihypertensive therapy. 2,3

The researchers hypothesize that:

1. Plasma renin-guided therapeutics will improve systolic and diastolic blood pressure control in patients with untreated hypertension as well as in patients with treatment refractory or resistant hypertension that are managed by Clinical Hypertension Specialists.

2. Renin-guided therapeutics will reduce the number of medications required to maintain blood pressure control to <140/90 mmHg in hypertensive patients receiving 3 or more medications, while under the care of a Clinical Hypertension Specialist.

3. Renin-guided therapeutics selection will reduce the total cost of antihypertensive care provided by Clinical Hypertension Specialists.

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