Esmolol treats certain heart conditions. Can cause dizziness.

Esmolol Overview


Esmolol is a prescription medication used to treat heart conditions. Esmolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. These work by making the heart beat more slowly to help lower blood pressure.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of esmolol include low blood pressure, nausea, and injection site pain.

Esmolol can also cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how esmolol affects you.

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  • Other
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

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Uses of Esmolol

Esmolol is a prescription medication used to treat a fast heart rate and high blood pressure.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Esmolol Brand Names

Esmolol may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Esmolol Drug Class

Esmolol is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Esmolol

Serious side effects have been reported with esmolol. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of esmolol include the following:

  • low blood pressure
  • nausea
  • injection site pain
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness

This is not a complete list of esmolol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.