Pindolol

Generic Name for Pindolol

Pindolol 5mg, 10mg; tabs.


Legal Classification

Rx


Pharmacological Classification

Noncardioselective β-blocker.


Manufacturer

(various)


INDICATIONS FOR PINDOLOL

Hypertension.

ADULT DOSE FOR PINDOLOL

Initially 5mg twice daily. May increase after 3–4 wks in 10mg increments; max 60mg daily.

CHILDREN'S DOSING FOR PINDOLOL

Not recommended.

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR PINDOLOL

Asthma. Severe bradycardia. 2nd- or 3rd-degree AV block. Overt heart failure. Cardiogenic shock.

WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS FOR PINDOLOL

Severe COPD. Ischemic heart disease or failure. Renal or hepatic dysfunction. Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Surgery. Avoid abrupt cessation. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

INTERACTIONS FOR PINDOLOL

Hypotension with prazosin, reserpine. Adjust antidiabetic medications. Caution with verapamil, catecholamine-depleting drugs. May block epinephrine, β-agonists. Potentiated by thioridazine.

ADVERSE REACTIONS PINDOLOL

Muscle pain, insomnia, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, joint pain, edema, dyspnea, GI upset, paresthesias, chest pain, pruritus, bradycardia, bronchospasm, heart failure or block, angina.

HOW IS PINDOLOL SUPPLIED

Contact supplier.

RELATED DISEASE:

Hypertension


Original Source:http://www.empr.com/pindolol/hypertension/drug/3667/
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