Active ingredients: adenosine
What it is used for
THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS: Rapid conversion to a normal sinus rhythm of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias, including those associated with accessory by-pass tracts (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome). DIAGNOSTIC INDICATIONS: Aid to diagnosis of broad or narrow complex supraventricular tachycardias. Although Adenocor 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 only used when, despite all diagnostic attempts, doubt still persists. Improved diagnostic sensitivity of intracavity electrophysiological investigations
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intravenous Infusion
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Refrigerate
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear, colourless solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient adenosine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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