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(pindolol) tablets, USP
Its structural formula is:
Pindolol is a white to off-white odorless powder soluble in organic solvents and aqueous acids. Visken ® (pindolol) is intended for oral administration.
5 mg and 10 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient: pindolol
Inactive Ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and pregelatinized starch.
What are the possible side effects of pindolol (Visken)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- slow or uneven heartbeats;
- feeling light-headed, fainting;
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
- swelling of your ankles or feet;
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- depression; or
- cold feeling in...
What are the precautions when taking pindolol (Visken)?
Before taking pindolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other beta-blockers (e.g., acebutolol); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: asthma, very slow heartbeat (e.g., sinus bradycardia, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block), a certain serious heart condition (cardiogenic shock), uncontrolled severe heart failure.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe allergic reactions (e.g.,...
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/13/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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