Drug therapy of portal hypertension and oesophageal varices.Br J Hosp Med. 1984 Jul; 32(1):39-42.BJ
A number of recently introduced drugs have been applied to the treatment of acutely bleeding oesophageal varices. Another well established drug, propranolol, may have found a further useful therapeutic role in preventing bleeding from these vessels. However, before widespread use of these drugs can be endorsed further evidence of their efficacy and safety must be produced.