Adenosine (By injection)
Antiarrhythmic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Adenosine injection is used in combination with Thallium-201 as a pharmacologic stress agent for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress. This medicine works by dilating the arteries of the heart and increase blood flow to help identify coronary artery disease.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not eat or drink anything that contains caffeine before you receive this medicine. This includes medicines, foods, and drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and cola drinks.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to adenosine, or if you have asthma or certain heart rhythm problems.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Serious risk of heart attack or stroke High or low blood pressure Seizures
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
Throat, neck, or jaw discomfort, pain, or tightness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Redness, pain, or swelling where the needle is placed
Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Adenocard, Adenoscan, Novaplus Adenosine
There may be other brand names for this medicine.