Hexamethonium: Overview

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Hexamethonium is a blood pressure medication currently involved in a study funded by Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health. The study, however, has been suspended because of the death of one of its participants. A previously healthy 24-year-old woman participating in the study died of a heart attack on June 2, 2001 after taking the medication for one month.

Participants in the study were told that the medication could cause mild asthma attacks, low blood pressure and dizziness.

Hexamethonium has been used before in similar human experiments without incident.

See Also

  1. Blood Pressure Drugs: Overview
  2. Heart Attack Lawsuits
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