Adenocard (Adenosine injection) is prescription medication used to treat irregular heartbeat. Adenosine belongs to the class of drugs called antiarrhythmic agent that works by slowing the heart rate and normalizing heart rhythm. It also used during a heart stress test. Adenocard injection or prefilled syringe is approved for terminating for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Use Adenocard exactly as prescribed.
Adenocard and Adenoscan are commonly used brand names in US.
We currently have the brand Adenocard comes from Canada manufactured Astellas Pharma. Adenocard is available in a sterile, nonpyrogenic solution for a rapid bolus intravenous injection. Each ml contains 3 mg adenosine and 9 mg sodium. Adenocard is supplied in 2 ml and 4 ml prefilled syringes. Generic Adenosine is also known as Adenocor comes from India manufactured by Sanofi Aventis. It is available in 2 ml vial.
The most common side effects of Adenocard include:
• Feeling faint;
• Stomach pain;
• Tingling of the senses;
If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately:
• Badly heartbeat;
• Chest pain;
• Shortness of breath or wheezing;
• Throat, neck, or jaw pain;
• Vision problems;
Do not take Adenocard if you are allergic to Adenosine or any ingredients in this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before, especially if you have:
• Blood vessel problems;
• Sinus node disease;
• You have second or third degree heart block and do not have an artificial pacemaker;
Avoid food or drink that containing caffeine before taking Adenocard. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements, especially: aminophylline, beta-blockers, carbamazepine or dipyridamole, methylxanthines, and etc. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Generic Adenoscan Availability