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Esmolol Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Esmolol belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. It helps to reduce the workload on the heart and also help to beat more regularly. Esmolol is a fast acting beta-blocker and is only given by slow injection into the veins and is also known as cardio-selective beta-blocker

Esmolol Dosage

  • You should be taken esmolol with or without food.

Uses of Esmolol

  • Esmolol is used to reduce the workload on the heart.
  • Esmolol may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Esmolol

Before taken Esmolol medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Esmolol. Side effects may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Dark yellow or brown urine
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Fever or chills
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Swollen legs and ankles
  • Cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet
  • Fatigue

Warnings and precautions before taking Esmolol:

  • If you have angina or have had heart problems, then you should not abruptly stop taking esmolol medication without talking to your doctor.
  • You should not drink alcohol while you are taking esmolol. Because it may increase drowsiness that may be caused by esmolol.
  • This medicine may also increased heart rate, tremor and nausea. So you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction:- If you are taking Esmolol with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Esmolol with the following:

  • Antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen).
  • Hawthorn
  • Medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
  • Water pills

Symptoms of Esmolol overdose are not known. But after taken Esmolol if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect

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