In this work, some 2-nonsubstituted/2-methyl-/2-(2-acetyloxyethyl)-6-[4-(substituted pyrrol-1-yl)phenyl]-4,5-dihydro-3(2H)-pyridazinone. derivatives and 2-nonsubstituted/2-methyl- 4-[4-(substituted pyrrol-1-yl)phenyl]-1(2H)-phthalazinone derivatives were synthesised by reacting hexan-2.5-dion or 1-aryl-3-carbethoxypent-1,4-diones with corresponding 2-substituted/non substituted 6-(4'-aminophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-3(2H)-pyridazinone or 2-substituted/nonsubstituted-4-(4'-aminophenyl)-(2H)-phthalazinone under Paal-Knorr pyrrole synthesis conditions. The antihypertensive activities of the compounds were examined both in vitro and in vivo. Some pyridazinone derivatives showed appreciable activity. (C) 2004 Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.