Information about Esmolol

    Esmolol uses

    Esmolol is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), arrhythmias, heart attack and hypertension.

    How esmolol works

    Esmolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to the organ.

    Common side effects of esmolol

    Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities

    Available Medicine for Esmolol

    • ₹242
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹234
      Neon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹243
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹224
      Health Biotech Limited
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Esmolol

    • It should preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
    • It can take 1-2 weeks for Esmolol to start working.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. If you take insulin or other anti-diabetic medications, you may need to monitor your blood sugar level more closely.
    • Stopping Esmolol suddenly can cause blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • You shouldn’t use Esmolol if you have a slow heartbeat or certain types of irregular heartbeats or severe liver damage.

    Frequently asked questions for Esmolol


    Q. Is Esmolol a vasodilator?
    Esmolol belongs to the class of drugs called beta-blocker, and can dilate blood vessels
    Q. Is Esmolol a vesicant?
    Yes. Esmolol is a vesicant and can cause skin discoloration and necrosis if it leaks during infusion
    Q. Is Esmolol a vasopressor?
    Esmolol is a vasodilator
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    Q. How is Esmolol supplied?
    Esmolol is supplied in the form of solution for injection or infusion
    Q. What is Esmolol drip?
    Esmolol drip is the Esmolol solution for injection or infusion
    Q. Why is Esmolol short acting?
    Esmolol is short acting as it undergoes quick breakdown (hydrolysis) and has an elimination half-life of about 9 mins.

    Content on this page was last updated on 10 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)