Hemodynamic Effects of Pargyline in Hypertensive Patients
Pargyline exerts its antihypertensive effect via a predominant reduction in peripheral vascular resistance, whereas cardiac output is not altered significantly. The effect on renal blood flow is inconsistent, but a significant reduction in glomerular filtration rate does occur. Therefore the drug should be used with appropriate caution in patients with significant impairment of renal function. The hemodynamic response observed with pargyline is similar to that obtained with other MAO inhibitors.
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