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Pavabid® (Marion)

Papaverine HCl
  • Ronald J. Tallarida

Abstract

Papaverine is a nonspecific smooth muscle relaxant capable of dilating arteries in the coronary, cerebral, and systemic circulations. It also has been shown to depress A-V nodal and intraventricular conduction in high enough doses. Though widely prescribed in the treatment of cerebral spasm and myocardial ischemia complicated by arrhythmias, its efficacy in these conditions is questionable.

Keywords

Ischemia Glaucoma Papaverine 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Tallarida
    • 1
  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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