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Pindolol Side Effects
See below: Although there are no drug interactions listed for Pindolol & ethanol (drinking alcohol), it is never a good idea to mix medications with alcohol. Take all meds with full glass of water to be sure the med gets into the stomach (some can be very irritating to esophagus). Alcohol & beta blockers (pindolol) can irritate stomach or worsen acid reflux. ...Read more
Yes, should be okay: Most benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medications should be okay with pindolol, as long as your doctor is prescribing and monitoring them. If an antidepressant is being considered for antianxiety, it would need to be reviewed for possible accumulative effects on your cardiovascular system. There are different types with different side effect profiles. ...Read more
Caution!: While most beta blockers are ok during pregnancy (fda category b, studied in animal reproduction trials but not human, and no signs of adverse events), Pindolol lists a "caution if breast feeding" on the label. This is due to the medication being transferred in breast milk to the baby, causing slow heart rates, low BP or aggravating asthma. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe not: If heart rate is already less than 60, and a beta blocker (pindolol) is to be added, then heart rate willbe further lowered, possibly enough to case side effects or decrease cardiac output. If the patient has already been fully evaluated, a cardiologist may still add a low-dose beta blocker in some cases, in order to reduce the oxygen demand of the heart muscle. ...Read more
Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more
CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more
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