Baxter International | Brevibloc (Medication)
Brevibloc/esmolol HCl is indicated for the rapid control of ventricular rate in patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in perioperative, postoperative, or other emergent circumstances where short term control of ventricular rate with a short-acting agent is desirable. Brevibloc is not intended for use in chronic settings where transfer to another agent is anticipated. Brevibloc is also indicated for intraoperative and postoperative tachycardia and/or hypertension. ...
There are different side effects that may occur after using this drug such as:nausea and drowsiness. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Report promptly any:dizziness, sweating, pain/redness at the injection site. Unlikely but report promptly:mental/mood changes, headache, rash. Very unlikely but report promptly:chest pain, swelling, trouble breathing, unusually slow or irregular pulse, changes in skin color, fainting, seizures. ...
Other drugs can interact with Brevibloc 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.
Brevibloc 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.
Brevibloc is contraindicated in patients with sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, or overt cardiac failure. Use with caution and monitor carefully during infusion for patients with LV dysfunction, CHF, hypotension, reactive airway disease, and diabetes. In general, patients with bronchospastic disease should not receive beta blockers. Due to the relative beta1 selectivity and titratability, esmolol HCl may be used with caution in patients with bronchospastic disease. Titrate to the lowest possible dose.
Brevibloc should not be used for treatment of hypertension due primarily to vasoconstriction associated with hypothermia or to prevent tachycardia and/or hypertension.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...