• What type of medicine is this?

    • Adenosine is used to treat and find problems with the heart. Some conditions treated with adenosine are:

      • When your heartbeat is fast (called tachycardia).
      • When your healthcare provider needs to check how well your blood flows through your heart muscles.
    • What is the medicine used for?

    • Your heart usually beats faster after a run, right? Some people with heart disease may have fast heartbeats when at rest. This medicine may treat that condition.
      Adenosine can be used to treat some abnormally fast heartbeats and can be used when checking for problems with blood supply to the heart. This medicine will only be given to you if you have a prescription from your healthcare provider.
      Adenosine must not be used by people who have asthma.

    • How to take this medicine?

    • Adenosine is injected directly into your blood by a healthcare provider.

    • What are the side-effects?

    • You may experience mildly uncomfortable effects of this medicine. They will usually go away within a short period. You should mention these or other uncomfortable effects to your healthcare provider, especially if it stays longer than a few hours.
      Here are examples of some common side-effects you may experience:

      • You may feel like vomiting and vomit.
      • Feeling like you may faint.
      • Headache.
      • Your skin may become flushed and feel warmer than before.
      • You may suddenly begin to sweat more than you usually would in that environment.
      • This is not a complete list of all side effects from using Adenosine. If you experience this or other side effects, mention them to your healthcare provider.

      If you experience severe side effects, you must tell your healthcare provider immediately:

      • You may experience very low blood pressure and irregular or slow heartbeats.
      • You may experience difficulty breathing, have a swollen face and tongue.
      • You may have a fever, sore throat, skin rash, and a burning sensation on your skin and in your eyes.
    • What to know before taking this medicine?

      • Do not take this medicine if you have certain heart diseases that affect how your heartbeats.
      • Do not take adenosine if you have had a drug reaction to it before, like a rash that went away when you stopped taking it (hypersensitivity).
      • The effect of adenosine may be reduced by consuming caffeine in pain relievers.