Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Brevibloc
Generic Name: esmolol (Pronunciation: ES moe lol)
What is esmolol (Brevibloc)?
Esmolol is a beta 1-selective (cardioselective) adrenergic receptor blocking agent.
Esmolol is used for the rapid control of ventricular rate.
Esmolol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of esmolol (Brevibloc)?
Esmolol use has been associated with low blood pressure and other serious side effects.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about esmolol (Brevibloc)?
Esmolol should be administered by a healthcare provider. It is typically administered in a clinical setting where a healthcare provider can monitor vital signs (blood pressure, heart rates) and where an emergency situation can be handled properly.
Other drugs can interact with esmolol resulting in dangerous side effects and/or decreased effectiveness. Tell your doctor about any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, you are taking.
Esmolol use has been associated with low blood pressure and other serious side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions regarding the potential side effects associated with esmolol use.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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