Temporary control of heart rate and blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Esmolol is a beta-blocker. It works by reducing the workload on the heart and helping the heart beat more regularly by affecting certain nerve impulses in the body.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Esmolol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Esmolol . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Esmolol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Esmolol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Esmolol .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Agitation; confusion; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nausea; sleepiness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); change in skin color; chest pain; fainting; headache; mental/mood changes; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; seizures; sweating; unusually slow or irregular heartbeat.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include dizziness and weakness, especially upon standing; severe chest pain; slowed heartbeat.Proper storage of Esmolol :
Esmolol is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Esmolol at home, store Esmolol as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Esmolol out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Esmolol . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.