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Pindolol is a beta blocker medicine licensed for the treatment of high blood pressure. It comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. By blocking beta receptors in the body, the drug causes the reverse effect of stress hormones and reduces blood pressure. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this medication include fatigue, muscle pain, and dizziness.

What Is Pindolol?

Pindolol (Visken®) is a prescription medication approved to treat high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension). It can be used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications.
 
(Click What Is Pindolol Used For? for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, pindolol may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects (most people actually tolerate it quite well). If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Nervousness.
     
(Click Pindolol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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