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VISKEN 10MG TABLET

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Composition for VISKEN

Pindolol(10 mg)

food interaction for VISKEN

alcohol interaction for VISKEN

pregnancy interaction for VISKEN

lactation interaction for VISKEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Visken 10mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Pindolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Visken 10mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for VISKEN

Pindolol(10 mg)

Uses

Visken 10mg tablet is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack and increased blood pressure .

How it works

Visken 10mg tablet belongs to group of medications called beta-blockers. It relaxes the blood vessels and slows the heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure.

Common side effects

Nausea, Tingling sensation of extremity, Numbness of extremity, Blue hands and feet, Blurred vision, Bradycardia, Cold, Confusion, Decreased blood pressure, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry eye, Hallucination, Headache, Heart failure, Impotence, Increased levels of anti-nuclear antibodies, Insomnia, Mood changes, Rash, Tingling sensation, Fatigue, Worsening of asthma, Worsening of existing pain in legs, Nightmare

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Expert advice for VISKEN

  • Pindolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Pindolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Pindolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Pindolol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.

Frequently asked questions for VISKEN

Pindolol

Q.Does pindolol cause weight gain/depression/ increase heart rate?
Pindolol may cause weight gain; however it is not known to cause depression or increase heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q.How does pindolol improve antidepressant action?
Pindolol improves antidepressant action by accelerating or enhancing the effects of antidepressant drugs.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)