Description: Adenosine mediates peripheral and coronary vasodilatation by stimulating the A2 receptors.

Adenosine is a prescription-only intravenous medicine used for treating certain kinds of irregular heartbeat.

In addition, it is effective for treating weight loss in people with advanced cancer by improving appetite, food intake, and quality of life in people with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and other tumors. Intramuscular AMP might relieve fluid retention, itchiness, swelling and redness due to venous stasis ulcers.

It can cause breathing problems and chest pain, particularly when given at high doses. Headache, heart pounding, low blood pressure, nausea, sweating, flushing, lightheadedness, sleep problems, coughing, and anxiety.


For pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, consult your doctor before use.

For patients with gout, this medication can raise the level of uric acid in the blood stream and in the urine and trigger an attack.

This medication can worsen chest pain and heart attack in patients with heart disease.



Adenosine must not be taken with Dipyridamole (Persantine) because it decreases breakdown of adenosine and promote symptoms of heart disease; Carbamazepine (Tegretol) resulting to decreased heartbeat.

Other drugs that must be taken with caution are: antigout include allopurinol (Zyloprim), colchicine, probenecid (Benemid), and others; and Methylxanthines (aminophylline, caffeine, and theophylline).


Get emergency medical help when overdose is suspected.

Missed Dose: As soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage: Store medications in Room temperature Do not expose to light and moisture Do not store in the bathroom Keep all medications away from pets and children Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour into a drain.



Also marketed as

  • Cardiovert [ sanofi-aventis ]

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