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Pindolol Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 31, 2023.

Applies to pindolol: oral tablet.

Serious side effects of Pindolol

Along with its needed effects, pindolol may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking pindolol:

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Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking pindolol:

Symptoms of overdose

Other side effects of Pindolol

Some side effects of pindolol may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pindolol: compounding powder, oral tablet.


Common (1% to 10%): Edema

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Heart failure, palpitations

Frequency not reported: Bradycardia, slowed AV-conduction or increase of an existing AV-block, hypotension, heart failure, cold and cyanotic extremities, Raynaud's phenomenon, increase in intermittent claudication, conduction disorder, cardiac arrhythmia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Hypoglycemia[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, abdominal discomfort

Frequency not reported: Vomiting, diarrhea[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Male impotence[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Muscle pain (10%)

Common (1% to 10%): Chest pain, joint pain, muscle cramps[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (up to 11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Paresthesia

Frequency not reported: Headache

Postmarketing reports: Tremor[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Dyspnea

Postmarketing reports: Bronchospasm[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash

Frequency not reported: Hyperhidrosis, worsening of psoriasis, erythematous rashes[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Impaired vision, dry eyes, keratitis, conjunctivitis[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue, weakness[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Insomnia (10%)

Common (1% to 10%): Nightmares

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hallucinations

Frequency not reported: Psychosis, confusion, sleep disturbance, depression[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics."

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information."

3. (2016) "Product Information. Pindolol (pindolol)." Par Pharmaceutical Inc (formerly Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc)

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.