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Pindolol Side Effects

In clinical studies, dizziness, water retention, and muscle pain were some of the most common side effects seen with pindolol. In most cases, problems with this drug are mild and require little (if any) treatment. However, certain side effects should be reported to your healthcare provider, including chest pain, rapid weight gain, or fainting.

An Introduction to Pindolol Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with pindolol (Visken®). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with pindolol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of pindolol side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Pindolol to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with pindolol that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Lightheadedness or fainting, which can be a sign of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Irregular, fast, or slow heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Worsening of asthma
  • Depression
  • Signs of heart failure, such as a rapid weight gain, swelling of the hands and feet, and shortness of breath
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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