Adenosine Intravenous

Name: Adenosine Intravenous

Before Using adenosine

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For adenosine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to adenosine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of adenosine injection in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of adenosine injection in the elderly.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving adenosine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using adenosine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Aminophylline
  • Carbamazepine
  • Dimenhydrinate
  • Dyphylline
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Theophylline
  • Verapamil

Using adenosine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Dipyridamole

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using adenosine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use adenosine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Caffeine

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of adenosine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Angina, unstable or
  • Unstable heart or blood vessel problem (eg, cardiovascular instability)—Avoid use, as adenosine may increase the risk for heart attack.
  • Atrial fibrillation (heart rhythm problem), or history of or
  • Breathing problems or lung disease (eg, bronchitis, emphysema) or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure) or
  • Seizures or
  • Stroke, history of—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Heart block, second or third degree (type of abnormal heart rhythm), without a pacemaker or
  • Sinus node disease (such as sick sinus syndrome), without a pacemaker—Should not be used in patients with these conditions, unless patients have a pacemaker that works.
  • Breathing problems or lung disease (eg, asthma)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Heart or blood vessel disease (eg, coronary artery stenosis, ischemia, pericardial effusion, pericarditis) or
  • Heart valve disease or
  • Hypovolemia (low blood volume), uncorrected—May increase risk for more serious side effects.

Uses

Consult your pharmacist.

How to use Adenosine 3 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution

Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects

Consult your pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

List Adenosine 3 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution side effects by likelihood and severity.

Precautions

Consult your pharmacist.

Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Notes

No monograph available at this time.

Missed Dose

Consult your pharmacist.

Storage

Consult your pharmacist.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2016 First Databank, Inc.

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