Kronig B, Pittrow DB, Kirch W, Welzel D, Weidinger G for the
German Reserpine in Hypertension SG
Different concepts in first-line treatment of essential hypertension:
comparison of a low-dose reserpine-thiazide combination with
(Feb) 29:651-658 1997
Reserpine in low-dose appears to be quite safe and very effective in
combination with a thiazide, something many of this generation's physicians
never learned. Side effects (esp. depression) are minimal at the low dosage.
See also the related ASH '96 presentation by
Griebenow et al (jtd).
The text of the Kronig abstract is available from the AHA at: