Generic Name: Adenosine

  • What is Adenocard?

    Adenocard is a medicine used to treat a certain type of irregular heartbeat called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Adenocard is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Adenocard?

    Adenocard can cause different types of abnormal heartbeats or certain types of heart block. Your doctor will monitor your heart during Adenocard administration.

    Adenocard can also cause breathing problems in patients with asthma.

  • Who should not take Adenocard?

    Your doctor will not administer Adenocard to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if you have a certain type of heart block, an abnormal heart rhythm, or a very slow heartbeat unless you have a pacemaker.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Adenocard?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Adenocard. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have breathing problems (such as asthma), emphysema (lung disease that causes shortness of breath), bronchitis (inflammation of the air passages within the lungs), heart conditions, or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you intravenously, based on your condition.

    Children: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child intravenously, based on their weight.

  • How should I take Adenocard?

    Your doctor will administer Adenocard to you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Adenocard?

    Do not miss your follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Adenocard?

    If Adenocard is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Adenocard with the following: blood pressure/heart medications known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (such as lisinopril), beta-blockers (such as metoprolol), calcium channel blockers (such as amlodipine); carbamazepine; digoxin; dipyridamol; methylxanthines (such as caffeine and theophylline); quinidine; or verapamil.

  • What are the possible side effects of Adenocard?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: chest pressure, facial redness, headache, lightheadedness, nausea, shortness of breath

  • Can I receive Adenocard if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Adenocard during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Adenocard?

    Adenocard should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Adenocard?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.