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Adenosine is a nucleoside and an antiarrhythmic. It treats types of irregular heartbeat. It functions by slowing down the electrical conduction of the heart and brings to normal the heart rate. It is also used during stress test of the heart to regulate the blood flow.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as stomach pain, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, skin rash, hives, seizure, jaw pain, chest pain, swelling of body parts, itchiness, clouded thoughts and slow or irregular heartbeat. If your reactions persist or worsen over time notify your physician right away.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Adenosine, you have asthmas, you have sinus, you have seizures, you have blood vessel problems/ heart problems/ breathing problems/ low blood volume, you have any other allergies, you are already taking any medications, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage for this medication should be prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history, age and current condition. The usual dose for treating supraventricular tachycardia is 6 mg- 12 mg.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.
  • Arrhythmia

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Adenosine 3mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Adenosine 3mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Adenosine, please consult your doctor.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Adenosine as ingredient

This medicine works by slowing down the time of conduction via the AV node and can cause interruption of the pathways that allow for re-entry via the AV node. This results in the repair of sinus rhythm inside the body of patients suffering from paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). This includes association with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Phylin 1Mg Tablet

    Bronkasma Tablet

    Onimar 150Mg Tablet

    Unicontin-E 400Mg Tablet Cr

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Table of Content
About Adenosine
What are the uses of Adenosine
What are the side effects of Adenosine ?
Key highlights of Adenosine
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Adenosine
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Adenosine ?