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Certain medications may cause esmolol drug interactions, including reserpine, verapamil, digoxin, and morphine. These interactions could affect the drug levels in your system and may increase your risk for developing dangerously low blood pressure, slow heart rate, or other potentially serious problems. In order to help prevent drug interactions, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking.
Esmolol hydrochloride (Brevibloc®) can potentially interact with several other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to interactions with esmolol include:
- Certain "pressor" medications that are sometimes used during surgery or emergency situations, including:
- Dopamine (Intropin®)
- Epinephrine (Adrenalin®, EpiPen®)
- Norepinephrine (Levophed®)
- Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®)
- Succinylcholine (Anectine®, Quelicin®)
- Verapamil (Calan®, Calan SR®, Covera-HS®, Isoptin SR®, Verelan®, Verelan PM®)
- Warfarin (Jantoven®, Coumadin®).
Esmolol Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when esmolol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.