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Brand name: Visken TM

Active ingredients: pindolol

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 19 AUGUST 1993: * Hypertension (monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs). * Angina pectoris (prevention of attacks). * Cardiac arrhythmias (sinus tachycardia, paroxysmal tachycardia, supraventricular and ventricular extrasystoles, drug induced extrasystoles (digitalis), atrial flutter and fibrillation - to slow the ventricular rate). Functional hyperadrenergiccardiac disturbances (hyperkinetic heart syndome, neurocirculatory asthenia).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

white tablet 7 mm diameter marked Sandoz on one side,scored and marked LB on reverse

Food interactions

For the active ingredient pindolol

  • Magnesium, potassium and zinc needs increased.
  • Take without regard to meals. Avoid alcohol.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient pindolol

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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