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Practolol (Eraldin, Dalzic, Praktol, Cardiol, Pralon, Cordialina, Eraldina, Teranol) is a selective beta blocker that has been used in the emergency treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Practolol is no longer used as it is highly toxic despite the similarity of its chemical formula to propanolol. The use of practolol has been referred to as the practolol disaster and is considered the worst medical blunders since thalidomide.
Furthermore, chronic use of practolol may cause oculomucocutaneous syndrome, a severe syndrome whose signs include conjunctivitis sicca and psoriasiform rashes, otitis and sclerosing serositis. This syndrome has not been observed with other such beta blockers.
It is banned in India.
- Rod Flower; Humphrey P. Rang; Maureen M. Dale; Ritter, James M. (2007). Rang & Dale's pharmacology. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 0-443-06911-5.
- rxmed.com > Nadolol Retrieved on July, 2010.
- "Drugs banned in India". Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, Dte.GHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Retrieved 2013-9-17.
- Scientific information / studies
- Guinea Pig study from 1975
- Liver effect study from 1981
- Study of uses during surgery
- Molecular structure
- General information
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