Compare Visken vs. Labetalol

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Visken
(pindolol)

Trandate
(labetalol)

Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Visken (pindolol) lowers high blood pressure and controls chest pain.Coming soon.
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Side effects
ViskenLabetalol
  • Muscle pain 2%
  • Dizziness 8%
  • Tiredness 4%
  • Nervousness 2%
  • Joint pain 3%
  • Swelling (edema) 5%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Weakness 3%
  • Muscle cramps 3%
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How it works
ViskenLabetalol
Visken (pindolol) is a beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down your heart rate, which helps the heart to pump blood with less effort.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ViskenLabetalol
Prescription only
Available as
ViskenLabetalol
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
ViskenLabetalol
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
ViskenLabetalol
  • History of heart failure
  • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
  • Coronary artery disease
  • History of asthma
  • History of COPD
Detailed Visken (pindolol) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Sleep
    ViskenLabetalol
    • Visken (pindolol) can cause dizziness, tiredness and muscle aches for a few days after starting this medicine.
    No sleep related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    ViskenLabetalol
    • 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 and risks
    ViskenLabetalol
    • 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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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ViskenLabetalol
    • Visken (pindolol) can cause dizziness, tiredness and muscle aches for a few days after starting this medicine.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine and talk to your doctor if your blood pressure has not improved.
    • Visken (pindolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful with this medication if you have diabetes.
    • Do not stop Visken (pindolol) suddenly without talking with your doctor first.
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