Active ingredients: adenosine
What it is used for
Adenosine 6 mg/2 mL:,Therapeutic Indications Rapid conversion to a normal sinus rhythm of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias, including those associated with accessory bypass tracts (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome). Diagnostic Indications Aid to diagnosis of broad or narrow QRS complex supraventricular tachycardias. Although adenosine 6 mg/2 mL is not effective in converting atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia to sinus rhythm, the slowing of AV conduction helps diagnosis of atrial activity. In this respect adenosine should be used as an adjunct to, but not a replacement for, clinical and ECG observations. It should be used only when, despite all diagnostic attempts, doubt still persists. Improved diagnostic sensitivity of intracavity electrophysiological investigations.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Do not Refrigerate
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Clear, colourless to almost colourless solution essentially free from visible particles.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient adenosine
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Reporting side effects
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