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Pindolol : Interaction with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine


Interaction of Pindolol with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Pindolol is a beta blocker, prescribed for hypertension.

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Pindolol Interactions with Food and Herbs

Potassium Rich Foods: When you take potassium-rich foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, nuts along with beta blockers like pindolol, the level of potassium in the blood can increase.

Pleurisy Root: Pleurisy roots are not recommended with most heart medications due to the cardiac glycoside content of the root.

Pindolol Interactions with Alcohol

If you take pindolol, you have to avoid drinking alcohol. The combination of alcohol with pindolol will lead to sleepiness, dizziness or fainting.
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Pindolol Interactions with Caffeine

While taking pindolol, you should avoid eating or drinking caffeine-containing foods and beverages as caffeine has the ability to decrease the effectiveness of the drug.

How to Take the Medication -

Pindolol is available in the form of a tablet to be taken twice a day. Remember to take medicine around the same time every day and stick to the recommended dose. Don't stop the medicine without consulting your doctor. If you stop suddenly, it will create some unwanted side effects like chest pain and irregular heartbeat. Follow the instructions carefully as directed.
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