What is this medication?
Antihypertensive; Beta-Blocker With Intrinsic Sympathomimetic Activity
Pindolol, Visken is officially indicated for hypertension
How does this medication work?
Pindolol, Visken blocks both beta1– and beta2-receptors and has mild intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. This results in negative inotropic and chronotropic effects and can significantly slow AV nodal conduction.
How should I take this medication?
Oral: 5 – 30mg twice daily
How to Take: Follow instructions provided by physician/pharmacy label, take consistently at same times each day unless otherwise directed, store at room temperature. May be administered without regard to meals.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Pindolol, Visken make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, if you have bronchospastic disease, cardiovascular disease, conduction abnormalities, diabetes, hepatic impairment, myasthenia gravis, peripheral vascular disease, pheochromocytoma, psoriasis, renal impairment, thyroid disease, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Pindolol, Visken use has been associated with rare but serious adverse events such as hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Edema, insomnia, dizziness, fatigue, nervousness, abnormal dreams, nausea, increased serum AST/ALT, myalgia, arthralgia
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only common ones
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