R. Haerlin

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Urapidil is a selective alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist with central antihypertensive action which is increasingly used in the treatment of hypertension. Urapidil is readily absorbed, is subject to moderate first-pass metabolism and is eliminated primarily as metabolites of much lower antihypertensive activity than the parent drug. The influences of age,(More)
The study was designed to follow the haemodynamic effects and pharmacokinetics under steady-state conditions of three different doses of urapidil infused continuously. Nine male hypertensive patients received three randomly assigned intravenous infusions of 32.5, 65 and 130 mg urapidil, over 14 h during 6 consecutive days, in a change-over fashion. Blood(More)
The influence of food intake on the pharmacokinetics of a single dose (30 mg) of urapidil in a tablet and a sustained-release capsule form were examined in 12 healthy volunteers in a double crossover trial. Drug administration under fasting conditions requires that a standardized breakfast be eaten, 4 h after drug intake. Drug application with breakfast(More)
In an open, randomized, two-period change-over study the effect of urapidil, an antihypertensive agent, on steady-state serum digoxin levels was investgated in 12 healthy male volunteers. The subjects were given digoxin 0.25 mg once daily for 4 days to produce a steady-state digoxin level in serum. At the end of that time the subjects received either(More)
The pharmacokinetics and haemodynamic effects of infused urapidil and an infusion-capsule combination were followed to study the correlation between the serum urapidil level and the blood pressure. Prior to urapidil administration, basal blood pressure and heart rate were measured for 16 h in 12 male hypertensive patients. Six patients received infusions(More)
In a randomized double-blind multicentre study the efficacy (lowering diastolic blood pressure less than or equal to 90 mmHg) of urapidil, a postsynaptic alpha-blocker with central action, was compared with that of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor captopril. Two hundred and ninety-five essential hypertensives (World Health Organization stages(More)