Who Should Avoid Esmolol?

Who Should Not Take Esmolol?

You should not take esmolol if you:
  • Are allergic to esmolol hydrochloride, Brevibloc, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication (your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients)
  • Have severe heart failure
  • Have second or third degree heart block (a problem with electrical signal conduction in the heart)
  • Have a very slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Have cardiogenic shock (an emergency heart problem).

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which esmolol should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of esmolol's warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
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