Brevibloc Side Effects
In clinical studies, nausea, low blood pressure, and skin reactions at the IV infusion site were the most common side effects that were reported with Brevibloc. Problems with this drug are typically mild and do not require treatment in most cases. However, certain side effects are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention, such as breathing problems, seizures, or difficulty swallowing.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Brevibloc® (esmolol hydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Brevibloc. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Brevibloc side effects with you.)
Brevibloc has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur are documented carefully. During these studies, the most common Brevibloc 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 this drug (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of people) included, but were not limited to: