Pindolol - Drug Information

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General Information on Pindolol

Generic Name : Pindolol

Pronunciation : pin’ doe lole

Latest prescription information about Pindolol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Beta- Adrenergic Blockers

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pindolol

India : 

International : 

Pinadol, Visken

Why is Pindolol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a beta blocker, prescribed for hypertension.  It slows down the heart rate and decreases the amount of blood it pumps out.

When should Pindolol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with asthma, heart failure, shock, heart block and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Pindolol?

PO- The recommended initial dose is 5 mg two times per day.

How should Pindolol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pindolol?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of adrenal gland tumor, respiratory problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung, heart, kidney, liver diseases, narrowing of blood vessels, slow heartbeat, sugar, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Pindolol?

•   Central Nervous System : Abnormal dreams, dizziness, fatigue, hallucinations, sleeplessness, nervousness, weakness and tingling.
•   Heart : Difficulty in breathing, swelling in the leg, heart failure and palpitations.
•   Musculoskeletal : Chest pain, joint pain, muscle cramps and muscle pain.
•   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal discomfort and nausea.
•   Skin : Itching and rash.

What are the other precautions for Pindolol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Pindolol?

Store it at room temperature and away from light.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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