The following ailments have been treated with pindolol:
* Blood pressure issues
* Angina (chest pain linked to the heart)
* Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
Heart attack: Myocardial infarction
the following side effects of pindolol:
* Feeling lightheaded
* Mouth ache
* Sleep issues (insomnia)
* Freezing feet and hands
Gain or loss of weight
There may be additional side effects from pindolol. If you experience any unusual issues while taking this medication, contact your doctor right away.
Dosage and Administration
dosage and management
Pindolol comes in tablet and oral solution forms. With or without food, it is typically taken once or twice daily. Do not chew, break, or crush the tablets; instead, you should swallow them whole.
Use a specialized measuring tool or spoon to precisely measure each dose if you're taking the oral solution. Avoid using a regular household spoon because you might not get the right dosage.
The standard starting dose for the treatment of high blood pressure is 5 mg once daily. Until your blood pressure is under control or side effects start to bother you, your doctor may increase your dose by 5 mg every two weeks. The maximum daily dose advised is 40 mg.
Pindolol and other drugs may interact.Inform your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and dietary supplements you are taking.Pindolol should only be taken during pregnancy if it has been prescribed.It is unclear whether this medication enters breast milk.Before breastfeeding, speak with your doctor.
Mechanism of Action
Pindolol functions by inhibiting the effects of some naturally occurring chemicals in your body, such as epinephrine, which have an impact on your heart and blood vessels.Pindolol is effective in treating high blood pressure, angina, arrhythmias, and myocardial infarction because of this action.
The gastrointestinal tract quickly and completely absorbs pindolol. It is metabolized by the liver and has a half-life of 3 to 6 hours. Pindolol is excreted unchanged in urine in amounts less than 1%.
Because pindolol is metabolized by the liver, it should be used with caution in patients with hepatic impairment. These patients may develop pindolol accumulation and experience side effects.