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Pindolol, Visken


Pindolol is a non-selective beta-blocker that possesses ISA (Intrinsic Sympathomimetic Activity).


non-selective beta-blocker with ISA


Side Effects

alopecia, angina, AV block, bronchospasm, diarrhea, elevated hepatic enzymes, exfoliative dermatitis, fatigue, hallucinations, heart failure, hypoglycemia, hypotension, impotence, insomnia, libido decrease, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, nausea/vomiting, nightmares, peripheral edema, pruritus, sinus bradycardia, skin hyperpigmentation, xerosis,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Calcium may form unabsorbable complex with atenolol. Take at a different time of day.

Coleus forskohlii
Coleus forskohlii relaxes blood vessels. Combining Coleus with beta-blockers may have unpredicatable effects on blood pressure.

Positive interactions:

Beta-blockers reduce HDL. Chromium can offset the adverse effect.

Coenzyme Q10
Beta-blockers (especially propanolol) inhibit the actions of enzymes that contain CoQ10.




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