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When and How to Take Pindolol

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • Pindolol comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
     
  • You can take this drug with a meal or on an empty stomach.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Pindolol will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • In general, this medication should not be stopped suddenly, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result.
     

Dosing Information

The dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The severity of your high blood pressure
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Pindolol Dosage for more information.)
 

Pindolol Drug Interactions

Pindolol can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Pindolol).
 

Overdose Information

An overdose is likely to cause dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), a slow heart rate (bradycardia), and other serious problems. If you happen to overdose on pindolol, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Pindolol Overdose for more information.)
 
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