General Information on Viskazide
Viskazide, with its two active ingredients hydrochlorothiazide and pindolol, is used for treating high blood pressure. The generic name of this drug is Pindolol – Hydrochlorothiazide. High blood pressure patients should buy Viskazide only if their doctors have prescribed the drug for their treatment.
The two active ingredients in this drug work differently to reduce blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill (also known as a diuretic), and it reduces blood pressure by allowing the body to effectively remove excess water and salt. Pindolol is a beta-blocker, and it reduces blood pressure by reducing the pressure on the heart, which, in turn, allows the heart to beat more steadily.
Viskazide is meant for oral administration only. The drug is available in the form of oral tablets. The drug comes in two strengths- Viskazide 10 mg 25 mg and Viskazide 10 mg 50 mg. Viskazide 10 mg 25 mg oral tablets contain 10 mg of Pindolol and 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide, while Viskazide 10 mg 50 mg oral tablets contain 10 mg of Pindolol and 50 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
The nonmedical ingredients present in Viskazide oral tablets are: magnesium stearate, D&C Red No. 21 Aluminium Lake, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, D&C Yellow No. 10 Lake, and pregelatinized starch.
Side effects of Viskazide
Do not buy Viskazide if you are hypersensitive to hydrochlorothiazide, sulfa drugs, pindolol, or to any other ingredient present in this drug. Patients who have/have had chronic heart failure, asthma, 2nd or 3rd degree heart blockage, or are unable to urinate must not use this medication.
Mild side effects associated with Viskazide may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Stuffy nose
- Sore eyes
- Decreased sexual activity
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
Serious side effects associated with Viskazide may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Depression, hallucinations, anxiety
- Low fever, yellow eyes or skin, dark stools/urine, stomach ache, loss of appetite
- Joint pain
- Unusual bleeding
- Slow heartbeat
- Blood in the urine or stools
- Severe skin rashes, hives, difficulty breathing, swelling, closing of the throat
Dosage of Viskazide
Viskazide is given to high blood pressure patients who are already receiving Pindolol and Hydrochlorothiazide separately. The actual dosage of Viskazide depends on how much Pindolol and Hydrochlorothiazide your body needs for optimal results. The usual dosage range is one Viskazide 10 mg 25 mg tablet to two Viskazide 10 mg 50 mg tablets. You should take this drug in the morning.
Many drugs have the potential to interact with Viskazide. So, before you buy Viskazide online, inform your physician about all other drugs that you are using. If you are taking any medication that can possibly interact with Viskazide, your doctor is likely to:
- Change the dosage of the drug that can interact with Viskazide
- Change the dosage of Viskazide
- Ask you to stop using the drug that can interact with Viskazide
The following is a partial list of drugs that may interact with this high blood pressure medication:
- Asthma medications
- Diabetes medications
- Other beta-blockers