Both morning and evening dosing of nebivolol reduces trough mean blood pressure surge in hypertensive patients

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  • The morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) has been shown to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. There is insufficient evidence on the effect of nebivolol, a vasodilating β1-receptor blocker, on the MBPS when given in the morning or the evening. This is a prospective, randomized, double-blind, crossover study designed to test morning vs. evening dosing of nebivolol in nondiabetic, hypertensive patients. Patients received nebivolol 5 mg/day (force-titrated to 10 mg/day after 1 week) in the morning or evening and corresponding placebos. Patients underwent ambulatory BP monitoring at baseline and after each treatment phase. Forty-two patients were randomized, of whom 38 completed both study periods. Both morning and evening dosed nebivolol significantly lowered daytime, nighttime, and 24-hour BP after 3 weeks of treatment. Evening (but not morning) dosing significantly reduced prewaking systolic BP from baseline (8.64 ± 26.46 mm Hg, P =.048). Nebivolol given in the morning or the evening significantly reduces 24-hour BP parameters. Evening dosed nebivolol may confer some advantage over morning dosing in reducing prewaking systolic BP. © 2012 American Society of Hypertension. All rights reserved.
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  • Acelajado MC; Pisoni R; Dudenbostel T; Oparil S; Calhoun DA; Glasser SP
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  • 66
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  • 72
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  • 6
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  • 1