Regadenoson (By injection)
Uses of This Medicine
Regadenoson injection is used as a pharmacologic stress agent for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) 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.
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How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
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.
Some foods and medicines can affect how regadenoson works. Tell your doctor if you are using aminophylline, dipyridamole, or theophylline. You may need to stop using dipyridamole for at least 2 days before this test, and stop using aminophylline or theophylline for at least 12 hours before this test.
Do not eat or drink anything that contains caffeine for at least 12 hours 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 regadenoson, or if you have certain heart rhythm problems.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart or blood vessel disease, heart valve disease, seizures, or unstable angina.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Serious risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart rhythm problems 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
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
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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