Essential hypertension

Active Ingredient: Pindolol

Indication for Pindolol

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

For reduction of blood pressure in essential hypertension. Onset of action of Pindolol is usually rapid, most patients showing a response within the first one to two weeks of treatment. However, maximum response may take several weeks to develop.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

10-45 mg in 1-3 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

10 - 45 mg

Dosage regimen

From 3.333 To 15 mg 3 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

Initially 5 mg two or three times a day. According to the response of the patient the dose may be increased at weekly intervals to a maximum of 45 mg given in divided doses twice or three times daily.

Once daily dosage schedule

Further work shows that many patients respond to a once daily dosage regime. Initially 15 mg should be taken once a day with breakfast and adjusted according to individual response up to a maximum of 45 mg. Most patients respond to a once daily dose of between 15-30 mg.

Patients not responding after three to four weeks at this dosage level rarely benefit from further elevations in dosage. Addition of pindolol to existing diuretic therapy increases the hypotensive effect and combination with other antihypertensives enables reduction in dosage of these agents.

Active ingredient


Pindolol is a potent beta-adrenoceptor antagonist (beta-blocker) with uses similar to those of propranolol. It is classified as non cardioselective. It blocks both B1- and B2-adrenoceptors for more than 24 hours after administration. It has negligible membrane-stabilising activity. Pindolol exhibits low cardiodepressant activity at therapeutic dose.

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