Treats irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias). Adenoscan® is used in combination with thallium-201 for nuclear heart stress tests when the patient cannot exercise. Belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics.
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to adenosine, or if you have low blood pressure, or certain heart problems. Talk with your doctor about what these heart problems are.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using digoxin (Lanoxin®, Digitek®), verapamil (Calan®, Isoptin®), dipyridamole (Persantine®), carbamazepine (Tegretol®), or medicines that contain theophylline (such as Theo-Dur®, Slo-Phyllin®, Primatene®, or Quibron®).
Avoid drinking large amounts of caffeine (such as in coffee, tea, or some soft drinks).