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Effects of Indoramin Therapy on BP, Renal Function, and Body Fluid Composition

John H. Bauer, MD; Louise B. Jones, RN; Patricia Gaddy, RN
Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(2):308-312. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350140116017.
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• Indoramin hydrochloride is a new α1-adrenoceptor antagonist. Eleven hypertensive men in whom the BP was normalized with indoramin underwent assessment of renal function, renal hemodynamics, and body fluid composition following short-term (three to six weeks), long-term (five to six months), and withdrawal (two weeks) therapy. Short-term indoramin therapy produced a 28% increase in glomerular filtration rate, a 24% increase in effective renal plasma flow, and a 31% decrease in renal vascular resistance. Although urine flow rate and free water clearance were unchanged, fractional sodium excretion decreased 38%. Long-term indoramin therapy was associated with qualitatively similar renal effects, but the changes did not achieve statistical significance. Plasma volume was increased only during short-term therapy; however, body weight was increased following both short- and long-term therapy. Indoramin effectively lowers BP without producing deleterious renal effects.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:308-312)


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