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Nebivolol Lowers Blood Pressure in Mild-to-Moderate Hypertensive Patients as Demonstrated in a Study Published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Date:9/4/2007

study demonstrated that nebivolol was well tolerated by comparison to placebo treatment. Headache was the most common treatment-related adverse event experienced by 7.1% of the pooled nebivolol-treated patients (dosages of 1.25mg to 40mg once daily) and 7.4% of the placebo-treated patients. Of note, in the pooled nebivolol group, the incidence of AEs commonly associated with traditional beta blocker use, including fatigue (3.6% vs. 2.5% with placebo), erectile dysfunction (0.2%), and depression (0.2%) was low. Moreover, nebivolol was not associated with adverse changes in blood glucose values.

"The publication of nebivolol's first U.S. clinical trial further reinforces its longstanding use in patients worldwide," said Neil Shusterman, M.D., Senior Vice President, Clinical Development, Forest Research Institute. "The majority of Americans afflicted with this disease are still not controlled, so clearly there is a need for more treatment options. This study showed that nebivolol significantly lowered blood pressure in patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension and we anticipate it will be an important therapy for physicians."

About Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects approximately 72 million people in the U.S. and 65 percent of patients diagnosed with hypertension have not reduced their blood pressure to an acceptable range. If left untreated, hypertension can eventually damage important organs such as the heart, brain, eyes or kidneys. High blood pressure greatly increases the risk of certain health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.

About Nebivolol

Nebivolol is a selective beta 1-blocker with vasodilating properties and is already approved and successfully marketed for the treatment of hypertension in more than 50 countries outside of North America.

About Forest Laboratories and Its Products

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