Dilevalol. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic potential in hypertension.

Dilevalol, the RR-stereoisomer of labetalol, is a non-cardioselective beta-adrenoceptor antagonist with substantial partial beta 2-agonist and negligible alpha 1-blocking activity. Reduction in blood pressure during dilevalol administration is associated with peripheral vasodilatation, and heart rate remains essentially unchanged. Following oral… CONTINUE READING