Visken

(pindolol)

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Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate.

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

Quick facts about Visken
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (pindolol)
Prices and discounts
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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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How it works

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.

Quick facts about Visken
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (pindolol)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Visken (pindolol) for High blood pressure

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Side effect rates for Visken (pindolol)

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From clinical trials of Visken / High blood pressure
  • Muscle pain
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Nervousness
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling (edema)
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps

Risks and Warnings for Visken (pindolol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart failure

    There have been reports of people developing heart failure while taking Visken (pindolol). Talk to your doctor if you notice swelling in your feet or ankles, if your pulse feels fast or irregular, or if you have shortness of breath when you lie down or exercise.

Common concerns from people taking Visken (pindolol)

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  • Visken (pindolol) can cause dizziness, tiredness and muscle aches for a few days after starting this medicine.