Esocard (100 mg)Injection
Samarth Pharma Pvt. Ltd. Generic : Esmolol
224.00 100mg/1vial 1vial
Esmolol comes in an injectable form and is used to treat arrhythmia and hypertension in emergency conditions.
• Heart- Low heart rate and blood pressure
• Central Nervous System- Dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, headache, agitation, fatigue
• Respiratory- Wheezing, difficulty in breathing, nasal congestion
• Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, dry mouth and abdominal discomfort
• Local - Pain and inflammation at the site of injection
Intravenous drug dosage for esmolol varies as per the medical conditions.
• For atrial flutter / atrial fibrillation / supraventricular tachycardia: Initial loading dose is 0.5mg/kg/min infused over one minute. Maintenance dose is 0.05 mg/kg/min for 4 minutes. If the response is unsatisfactory within the 1st 5 minutes, give 2nd loading dose of 500 mcg/kg, then maintenance infusion at 100 mcg/kg/min for 4 minutes.
• For intra or post-operative supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) or hypertension: Loading dose is 80 mg, then 150 mcg/kg/min is given via infusion, up to 300 mcg/kg/min if needed. Alternatively, the above regimen may also be used to obtain gradual control.
Esmolol is available in solution in a vial or an ampoule which is injected by the physician in to a vein, in a clinical setting where vital signs can be monitored and emergency conditions can be treated immediately.
Esmolol should not be given in conditions where the heart is beating slow or with less force. These include:
• Severe sinus bradycardia (extremely low heart rate)
• Second or third-degree atrioventricular block (heart block)
• Sick sinus syndrome
• Decompensated heart failure
• Cardiogenic shock
Other conditions where esmolol should not be used include:
• Pulmonary hypertension
• Known allergy to the drug
A patient must never administer esmolol injection by himself.
• Esmolol interacts with many medications. Make sure that your doctor is informed about your ongoing medications/ supplements, herbal preparations before it is administered.
• Esmolol can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Esmolol should be administered with extreme precaution, if the patient suffers from one of the following conditions:
• Diabetes, since it may mask the effects of low blood sugar levels
• Low blood sugar
• Low blood pressure
• Kidney function problems, since the drug is eliminated from the body in the urine
• Respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema
• Pheochromocytoma, which is a tumor of the adrenal glands that secretes large amounts of adrenaline
• Prinzmetal’s angina, where angina occurs due to spasm of a coronary artery
• Metabolic acidosis
• Hyperthyroidism, or high thyroid hormone levels
• Poor circulation
• Hypovolemic patient, where the blood volume is low
Esmolol should be avoided with:
• Other beta blockers due to additive effects.
• Other drugs that can slow down the heart like verapamil, digitalis, amiodarone and diltiazem.
• Drugs used in the treatment of asthma due to opposite effects on the bronchi
• Antidiabetes medications since esmolol can block the signs of hypoglycemia
• Drugs that act on alpha receptors. Along with alpha agonists like ephedrine, it can produce excessive rise in blood pressure, while with alpha blockers like prazosin, it can result in excess fall in blood pressure
• NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen, which may block the effect of esmolol on blood pressure.
• Anticholinesterase drugs used in Alzheimer's disease like rivastigmine due to additive effect on the heart and blood pressure
• Drugs that lower blood pressure and increase potassium levels like chlorthiazide
• Other drugs that may lower blood pressure like antihypertensive medications, aldesleukin, and barbiturates.
Store at room temp; protect from elevated temp. Keep away from children.
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