Compare Visken vs. Labetalol

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Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate.

Visken (pindolol) lowers high blood pressure and controls chest pain.

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Upsides
  • Visken (pindolol) works well to reduce heart rate and help control blood pressure.
  • Visken (pindolol) can cause less low pressure and dizziness than other beta-blockers.
  • Available as generic.
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Downsides
  • Taking Visken (pindolol) can make you tired or out of breath. This gets better with most people.
  • You can't miss doses. Stopping Visken (pindolol) suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up quickly, which can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Visken (pindolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. People with diabetes should watch their blood sugar carefully.
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Used for
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension (Severe)
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
9possible side effects
  • Muscle pain
    10%
  • Dizziness
    9%
  • Tiredness
    8%
  • Nervousness
    7%
  • Joint pain
    7%
  • Swelling (edema)
    6%
  • Nausea
    5%
  • Weakness
    4%
  • Muscle cramps
    3%
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The Trandate (Labetalol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Heart failure
    • History of heart failure
  • Heart attack or increased chest pain
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
    • Coronary artery disease
  • Lung disease or trouble breathing
    • History of asthma
    • History of COPD
  • Increased risks during major surgery
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • Masked symptoms of low blood sugar
    • Diabetes
  • Masked symptoms of overactive thyroid
    • Hyperthyroidism
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