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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 nitrendipine monotherapy

Hypertens (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: this site .