Brevibloc can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Brevibloc Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Brevibloc if you have:
- Heart failure
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Esmolol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Esmolol and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Brevibloc Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
An overdose of Brevibloc can cause cardiac arrest, dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), a slow heart rate (bradycardia), and other serious problems. Massive overdoses (caused by inaccurate dilution of the medication) have caused deaths and permanent disability.
(Click Esmolol Overdose for more information.)