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Adenosine Injection is administered intravenously for treatment of supraventricular tachycardia and also used for nuclear stress test. Adenosine has chemical formula C10H13N5O4 with molar mass of 267.241 g/mol. Mediated via A1 receptor, it is known to work by causing transient heart blockage in AV node and inhibiting activity of adenylyl cyclase. Upon administration, this chemical rapidly gets converted to inosine & adenosine monophosphate without any binding to protein. Adenosine Injection is known to be a purine nucleoside having adenine attached to ribofuranose moiety. It is highly effective in nature assuring targeted mode of action with minimal adverse side effects.
Uses : Adenosine is used in the treatment of arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat)
How it works : Adenosine treats irregular heartbeat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.
Common side effects : Irregular heart rate, Breathlessness, Lightheadedness, Slow heart rate, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Chest tightness, Burning sensation