Medindia

X

New Drug Could Keep High Blood Pressure Under Control for Several Months

by VR Sreeraman on  June 27, 2007 at 8:31 PM Hypertension News   - G J E 4
New Drug Could Keep High Blood Pressure Under Control for Several Months
A bio-technology pharma company from Zurich, Switzerland has developed a drug that can reduce high blood pressure for several months at a time.

The drug cleans up 'angiotensin II', a natural peptide that raises blood pressure by contracting vessels, by inducing antibodies.
Advertisement

In the trial that involved 72 people, drug CYT006-AngQb developed by Cytos Biotechnology reduced systolic blood pressure by 25 millimetres of mercury as compared to placebo treatment.

Advertisement
The drug also lowered diastolic pressure went down by 13 mmHg.

"We can certainly reduce blood pressure, but whether it's enough to be clinically meaningful we can't say yet," New Scientist quoted Martin Bachmann of Cytos, as saying.

"Four months after the shot, only half of the antibodies were left, so people may need a top-up every six months," Bachmann added.

Source: ANI
SRM/S
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All