Common Reactions to Esmolol

Common Side Effects

Esmolol has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur are documented carefully. During these studies, the most common esmolol side effects included:
  • Low blood pressure without symptoms -- in up to 25 percent of people
  • Low blood pressure with symptoms (such as sweating or dizziness) -- up to 12 percent
  • Irritation or other reactions at the IV infusion site -- up to 8 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 7 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to percent 3 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 3 percent.
Other common side effects of esmolol (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of people) included, but were not limited to:
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting.

Final Thoughts on Esmolol Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be an esmolol side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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