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Pindolol Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pindolol a type of medication known as a beta blocker and it is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective alone or combined with other high blood pressure medications, particularly with a thiazide-type diuretic.

Pindolol Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 5 milligrams, 2 times per day, alone or with other high blood pressure medication.
  • The safety and effectiveness of pindolol have not been established in children

Uses of Pindolol

  • It is used to treats high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Pindolol

Before taken Pindolol medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Pindolol. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Chest pain
  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Pindolol:

  • Pindolol should not be stopped suddenly. Because it may cause increased chest pain and heart attack.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • If you suffer from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, seasonal allergies or other bronchial conditions, coronary artery disease, or kidney or liver disease, then you should be used Pindolol with extra caution.
  • If you have a history of severe allergic reactions, then you should inform your doctor before taking pindolol.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Pindolol with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Pindolol with the following:

  • Airway-opening drugs such as Proventil and Ventolin
  • Blood pressure drugs such as reserpine
  • Digoxin
  • Epinephrine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Insulin or oral antidiabetic agents
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Ritodrine
  • Theophylline
  • Verapamil

After taken Pindolol if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Pindolol overdose include:

  • Bronchospasm
  • Excessively slow heartbeat
  • Heart failure
  • Low blood pressure

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