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Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly
               



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What is this medicine?

ESMOLOL is a beta- blocker. Beta- blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to slow down a fast heart rate and reduce high blood pressure.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • heart or vessel disease like slow heart rate, worsening heart failure, heart block, sick sinus syndrome or Raynaud's disease
  • kidney disease
  • low blood pressure
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma or emphysema
  • pheochromocytoma
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to esmolol, other beta- blockers, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health- care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • sotalol

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • digoxin
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • morphine
  • reserpine
  • succinylcholine
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine can affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

               
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