Brevibloc Medication Information
Healthcare providers typically prescribe Brevibloc® (esmolol hydrochloride) to treat the following conditions:
- Certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) in emergency situations
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or high blood pressure (hypertension) during or after surgery.
By blocking beta receptors, this drug causes the reverse effect of stress hormones and reduces blood pressure and heart rate. Brevibloc is a very rapid and short-acting medicine, making it ideal for use in emergency situations when immediate (but temporary) treatment of rapid heart rate or hypertension is necessary.
(Click Brevibloc for more information on this medication, including how it is administered, possible side effects, what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and more.)