Cardiology | Antiarrhythmic Drug Guide | Class II | Esmolol
||500 ug/kg/min for 1 minute, then 50 ug/kg/min. Repeat bolus in 5 minutes, increase infusion to 100 ug/kg/min if no effect. Further increases with boluses up to 200 ug/kg/min as necessary
||Elimination half-life 9 minutes.
||Hypotension occurs transiently in 44%. CNS side effects are common, esp. emesis (16%).
||Increases digoxin levels by 10-19%. Levels increased by warfarin, morphine.
||Breviblock injection, 2.5 grams/10 ml ampule
|FDA approval in children
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