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Generic Name: Adenosine [a-DEN-oh-seen]
Names of Brands: Adenocard, Adenoscan
Classes of Drugs: Cardiac stress agents, Group V antiarrhythmics

What is Adenocard?

Adenocard is an organic substance that dilates and relaxes blood vessels. The medicine also alters the heart's electrical system.

Adenocard helps restore normal heartbeats for those suffering from specific heart rhythm disorders.

Adenocard is also used in an exercise to test the heart.Adenocard is also used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side Effects Of Adenocard

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,inform your caregivers immediately in the event that you are suffering from:

  • Extreme breathlessness;

  • Tension in your chest or tightness in your chest, with pain spreading into your shoulder or jaw;

  • Your chest is fluttering.

  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out;

  • A seizure;

  • Extreme headache severe headache, blurred vision, an intense ache in your neck or in your ears,

  • Suddenly numbness or weakness, visual problems, or speech.

Common adverse reactions to Adenocard could be:

  • Flushing (sudden heat, redness, or tingly sensation);

  • Chest tension, breath shortness;

  • Nausea;

  • Headache, dizziness,

  • The jaw or neck.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects.Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects.You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Before taking Adenocard, inform your doctor whether you suffer from asthma or any other breathing issues or if you've previously had a seizure.

Before You Take This Drug

You shouldn't take Adenocard in the event of a serious heart issue like "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker) or if the slow heartbeats have led to you fainting.Your doctor will run tests to confirm that there are no issues that could make it impossible for you to receive AdenoCard.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, or any other breathing issues;

  • Seizures;

  • Angina (chest pain).

It isn't clear if this medication will cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.Discuss with your physician if you are breastfeeding. You might have to stop breastfeeding for a short period of time after receiving adenocarcinoma.

How To Take an Adenocard?

For your stress test for your heart Do not drink tea, coffee, or chocolate. Also, avoid cola, energy drinks, or any other source that contains caffeine. They may interfere with the outcome of your stress test.

Adenocard is administered as an infusion into the vein. The healthcare professional will give you the injection.You can only receive one dose of the medication. It is possible to receive a second dose in order to help restore normal heartbeats.Your blood pressure, breathing, oxygen levels, and other vital indicators are closely monitored.

Your heart rate is constantly monitored with an electrocardiograph, also known as an ECG (sometimes known as the EKG). This will allow your doctor to determine the duration of treatment for your heart with adenocard.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Adenocard is generally prescribed in a single dose in a medical setting. It is not a daily dose schedule.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Because Adenocard is prescribed by a doctor in a medical environment, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur.

What Should Be Avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or activities.

Interaction With Other Drugs

Inform your doctor about any other medications you take, including:

  • Aminophylline;

  • Digoxin;

  • Dipyridamole;

  • Theophylline 

  • Verapamil.

This list is not comprehensive. Other medications can affect Adenocard, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs, which are listed in this article.