What is pindolol (generic Visken)?
Pindolol is a prescription beta-blocker used to treat several conditions, such as high blood pressure and angina. It works by blocking the effects of certain hormones on the heart and blood vessels; due to these effects, it is also FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Common side effects include lightheadedness, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, and diarrhea.
Although the brand name for pindolol, Visken, has been discontinued in the U.S., generic forms are still available and are prescribed in the form of an oral tablet.