Adenosine Vials

  • CHF and arrhythmias

Adenosine Vials Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Adenosine 3mg/mL; soln for IV infusion; preservative-free.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Contact supplier.

Adenosine Vials Indications


Adjunct to thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress.

Adenosine Vials Dosage and Administration


Give peripherally as a continuous IV infusion. ≥18yrs: 140mcg/kg/min over 6 mins for a total dose of 0.84mg/kg. Infusion rate (mL/min)= 0.140 (mg/kg/min) x total body weight (kg)/adenosine conc. (3mg/mL). See full labeling.


<18yrs: not established.

Adenosine Vials Contraindications


2nd- or 3rd-degree AV block or sinus node disease (eg, sick sinus syndrome, symptomatic bradycardia), unless paced. Bronchoconstructive or bronchospastic disease (eg, asthma).

Adenosine Vials Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Adenosine Vials Warnings/Precautions


Have resuscitative measures available. Increased risk of cardiovascular events in patients with acute MI, unstable angina, or cardiovascular instability; avoid use. Pre-existing 1st-degree AV block or bundle branch block. Discontinue if persistent or symptomatic high-grade AV block or hypotension occurs. Autonomic dysfunction. Stenotic valvular heart disease. Pericarditis or pericardial effusions. Stenotic carotid artery disease with cerebrovascular insufficiency. Hypovolemia. Obstructive lung disease (eg, emphysema, bronchitis). Discontinue if severe respiratory difficulties occur. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Adenosine Vials Pharmacokinetics

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Adenosine Vials Interactions


May be potentiated by β-blockers, cardiac glycosides, calcium channel blockers; use caution. Increased risk of seizures with concomitant methylxanthines (eg, caffeine, aminophylline, theophylline): not recommended. Potentiated by dipyridamole.

Adenosine Vials Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Flushing, chest discomfort, dyspnea, headache, throat/neck/jaw discomfort, GI discomfort, lightheadedness/dizziness; cardiac arrest, sustained ventricular tachycardia, MI, bronchoconstriction, hypo- or hypertension, cerebrovascular accident, convulsive seizures, atrial fibrillation.

Adenosine Vials Clinical Trials

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Adenosine Vials Note


Formerly known under the brand name Adenoscan.

Adenosine Vials Patient Counseling

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