Adenosine is a cardiac antiarrhythmic drug used to treat tachycardia in patients with heart problems with irregular heartbeat.
Adenosine cannot be purchased in conventional pharmacies, and can only be administered by healthcare professionals in hospitals.
Adenosine is indicated for the treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
Directions for use of adenosine
Adenosine can only be used by health professionals in the hospital and cannot be used at home by the patient.
Side effects of adenosine
The main side effects of adenosine include redness in the face, rapid breathing, headache, feeling of pressure in the chest, dizziness and nausea.
Contraindications to adenosine
Adenosine is contraindicated for patients with low blood pressure, some heart problems or a history of allergic reaction to adenosine and any other component of the formula.