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Adenosine injection

What is this medicine?

ADENOSINE (a DEN uh seen) is used to bring your heart back into a normal rhythm.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is injected into a vein. It is given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. While it may be prescribed for children as young as newborns for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)

  • heartbeat rhythm changes (trouble breathing; chest pain; dizziness; fast, irregular heartbeat; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls)

  • trouble breathing

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care provider if they continue or are bothersome):

  • facial flushing (redness)

  • headache

  • nausea

What may interact with this medicine?

  • caffeine

  • certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat

  • dipyridamole

  • theophylline

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. This medicine is not for regular use.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This medicine is given in a hospital or clinic. It will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart disease

  • lung or breathing disease (asthma, COPD)

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to adenosine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2021 Elsevier