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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Visken (Overview)

Pindolol is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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I am on the beta-blocker pindolol and was wondering if I do drink, what effects would it cause?

I am on the beta-blocker pindolol and was wondering if I do drink, what effects would it cause?

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

Dr. Eric Weisman
11 doctors shared insights

Visken (Overview)

Pindolol is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Can i take an antianxiety medication with pindolol?

Can i take an antianxiety medication with pindolol?

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

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Is pindolol safe with a low heart rate?

Is pindolol safe with a low heart rate?

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

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Can i take an antianxiety medication with pindolol?

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

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What can I expect when switching from atenolol to pindolol?

What can I expect when switching from atenolol to pindolol?

Heart rate: These are both beta blockers, so the switch over should be pretty smooth. Because pindolol has intrinsic sympathomimetic activity, it will likely not lower your heart rate as much, and your heart rate with exercise will not be as blunted. ...Read more

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I am on the beta-blocker pindolol and was wondering if I do drink, what effects would it cause?

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

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Is it ok to take pindolol while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take pindolol while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is pindolol safe with a low heart rate?

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

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Pindolol (Definition)

Pindolol is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more