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Pindolol
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Drug Name:

Pindolol Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Pindolol 5mg, 10mg; tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Pindolol:

Hypertension.

Adult:

Initially 5mg twice daily. May increase after 3–4 wks in 10mg increments; max 60mg daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Asthma. Severe bradycardia. 2nd- or 3rd-degree AV block. Overt heart failure. Cardiogenic shock.

Warnings/Precautions:

Severe COPD. Ischemic heart disease or failure. Renal or hepatic dysfunction. Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Surgery. Avoid abrupt cessation. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Hypotension with prazosin, reserpine. Adjust antidiabetic medications. Caution with verapamil, catecholamine-depleting drugs. May block epinephrine, β-agonists. Potentiated by thioridazine.

Pharmacological Class:

Noncardioselective beta-blocker.

Adverse Reactions:

Muscle pain, insomnia, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, joint pain, edema, dyspnea, GI upset, paresthesias, chest pain, pruritus, bradycardia, bronchospasm, heart failure or block, angina.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Visken.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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