Adenosine is an endogenous nucleoside occurring in all cells of the
body. It is chemically 6-amino-9-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-9-H-purine and
is a white crystalline powder. It is soluble in water and
practically insoluble in alcohol. It is an antiarrhythmic agent.
Generic adenosine injections are available.
Its main use is :
It is an antiarrhythmic agent. It helps in regulating heart
Adenosine is given as a rapid intravenous bolus
How to use \ dosage ?
Adenosine is for injection into a vein. It is a natural body
chemical. It is an anti-arrhythmic medicine which acts by slowing
the conduction of electrical impulses across the atrioventricular
node in the heart. It quickly causes the heart to return to its
normal rhythm. It is given by a health-care professional in a
hospital or clinic setting. Special care may be needed.
They are not to be used in conditions like :
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Heart problems other than supraventricular tachycardia
An unusual or allergic reaction to adenosine, other
medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
Common side effects
Some of the effects are :
Difficulty in breathing (dyspnoea)
Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
Increased blood flow to the skin on the face (facial
Disclaimer:The above information is for general
understanding of the visitor. Please consult a registered medical
practitioner before taking the aforesaid medicine.
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