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Brand name: Brevibloc TM

Active ingredients: esmolol

What it is used for

Supraventricular Tachycardia - for the rapid control of ventricular rate in patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in perioperative, postoperative, or other emergent circumstances where short term control of ventricular rate with a short-acting agent is desirable. Esmolol is also indicated in non-compensatory sinus tachycardia where, in the physician's judgement, the rapid heart rate requires specific intervention. Esmolol is not intended for use in chronic settings where transfer to another agent is anticipated, or for treatment periods greater than 24 hours duration.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A clear, colourless to slight straw coloured solution free of visible particulate matter.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient esmolol

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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