European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 645–646 | Cite as

Lack of effect of cimetidine on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in man

  • C. Barbieri
  • R. Caldara
  • M. Cambielli
  • W. G. Rauhe
  • M. Sala
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Summary

It is widely accepted that angiotensin II, ACTH and potassium are the major factors controlling the release of aldosterone. Conflicting results have been reported about the role of serotonin, dopamine and histamine. To evaluate the possible involvement of H2-histaminergic receptors, the effect of intravenous injection of 400 mg cimetidine on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has been evaluated in 10 healthy volunteers. The administration of cimetidine did not induce a significant change in plasma aldosterone level or in its major controlling factors.

Key words

cimetidine aldosterone renin cortisol blood pressure aldosterone release 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Barbieri
    • 1
  • R. Caldara
    • 1
  • M. Cambielli
    • 1
  • W. G. Rauhe
    • 1
  • M. Sala
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of MedicineFatebenefratelli HospitalMilanItaly

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