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(Generic alternative to Visken)

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What is Visken /Pindolol used for?

Visken is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) by affecting the heart and circulation. Visken is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers.

How should Visken /Pindolol be stored?

Store Visken at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Visken/Pindolol ?

Take Visken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take larger amounts of this medication than recommended for you. Visken is only part of a treatment program. You may also be required to follow a diet, exercise, and control your weight. Hypertension often has no symptoms or warning signs. You may not feel like you have high blood pressure but continue using your medicine as directed. To make sure that this medication is working, you will have to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Do not skip doses or stop taking Visken suddenly without talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly can make your condition worse and can cause serious life-threatening effects.

When should Visken /Pindolol not be taken?

Do not use Visken if you are allergic to pindolol or if you have asthma, heart conditions, heart failure, or severe slow heart rate.

What precautions should I follow when taking Visken /Pindolol ?

Tell your doctor if you have bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, congestive heart failure, slow heart rate, coronary artery disease, low blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, depression, or a thyroid disorder before taking Visken. This medication is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant while taking Visken. Do not take Visken without telling your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby. Pindolol can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Visken /Pindolol ?

Visken can cause side effects that can affect your thinking or reaction time. Use caution when driving or doing anything that requires you to be alert. Tell your doctor about all prescription and non-prescription drugs that you are using before taking Visken. Some drugs can interact with this medicine and cause unwanted side effects.

When should Visken /Pindolol not be taken?

Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these serious side effect

Less serious side effects include: decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; sleep problems; tired feeling; or anxiety and nervousness.

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