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A multicenter evaluation of levobunolol (Vistagan) in Germany.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3054684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of 0.5% levobunolol HC1 (Vistagan) in 2,041 glaucoma patients at 143 sites in the Federal Republic of Germany. This study was a 3-month, open-label, noncomparative trial of levobunolol administered twice daily. Eighty-five percent of the patients completed the study period with well-controlled intraocular pressure (IOP). Treatment was discontinued in the remaining 15%: 7% for adverse reactions, 1% for lack of drug efficacy, and 7% for reasons unrelated to the study treatment. Efficacy, ocular drug tolerance, and systemic safety were judged as good to very good in approximately 80% of the patients. This large, postapproval study confirms previous findings of several well-controlled clinical trials indicating that levobunolol is an effective drug for the treatment of elevated IOP and is safe and comfortable for most patients.
G D Novack; E P Kelley; J C Lue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde     Volume:  197     ISSN:  0030-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologica     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-30     Completed Date:  1988-11-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology Clinical Research, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, Calif.
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MeSH Terms
Drug Administration Schedule
Drug Evaluation
Drug Hypersensitivity / etiology
Germany, West
Glaucoma / drug therapy*
Levobunolol / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Multicenter Studies as Topic
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