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Adenosine 3mg/ml Solution for Injection (Focus)
Adenosine 3mg/ml Solution for Injection
1. What Adenosine Solution for Injection is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you are given Adenosine Solution for Injection
3. How you will be given Adenosine Solution for Injection
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Adenosine Solution for Injection
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Adenosine 3mg/ml Solution for Injection (called Adenosine Solution for Injection throughout the rest of this leaflet) belongs to a group of medicines called antiarrhythmics. Antiarrhythmics are used to treat an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias). Adenosine Solution for Injection is used during hospital tests to help doctors or nurses determine what type of irregular heartbeat you have. It works by slowing down electrical impulses in your heart, in turn, slowing down either a fast or irregular heartbeat. In children, Adenosine Solution for Injection is used to bring your child’s heartbeat back to normal if your child has a type of heart rhythm problem called ‘paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia’ (PSVT).
You will usually be in hospital when you receive this medicine.
if you have a type of heart failure where your heart does not pump out enough blood;
if you are below 18 years of age. In children with a heart rhythm problem called ‘Wolff- Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome’, Adenosine Solution for Injection may cause some unexpected severely abnormal heart rhythm.
Tell your doctor or nurse if any of the following apply to you:
Make sure your doctor or nurse knows if you are taking, or have recently taken, any of the medicines listed here:
Please also tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Your medicine contains sodium (salt). This medicinal product contains 3.54mg (0.15mmol) of sodium (salt) per 1ml of solution. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled sodium (salt) diet.
You will usually be in hospital when you are given Adenosine Solution for Injection. You will be given it by a doctor or nurse, as an injection, into your vein. Your heart and blood pressure will be closely monitored.
Adenosine Solution for Injection is a medicine for use in hospitals with resuscitation equipment available. Your doctor will decide if this medicine is needed, how much should be given, depending on your child’s weight, and if several injections are needed.
As this medicine will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too much. However, if you are given too much medicine, the following side effects may occur:
Adenosine stays in the blood for a very short period of timxe. Therefore, any side effects would soon subside once the injection has been stopped. You may be given a medicine called aminophylline or theophylline to help with any side effects experienced.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or nurse.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following side effects after you have been given your medicine, tell your doctor or nurse immediately. If you are not in hospital, you MUST GO straight away.
Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
Other side effects which may occur:
Very rare effects which may occur at the site of injection (affecting up to 1 in 10,000 people):
You will be observed by medical staff at all times, whilst being given Adenosine Solution for Injection, to monitor the effects on your heart.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: . By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
This medicine will be stored, by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist, out of the sight and reach of children.
This medicine should not be used after the expiry date stated on the carton and vial label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
This product is for single use only. Once your doctor or nurse has opened the vial, it should be used immediately. Any remaining Adenosine Solution for Injection must be thrown away by the doctor or nurse.
Adenosine Solution for Injection (Adenosine Injection) is a clear, colourless solution in a clear, glass vial. Each vial contains 2ml of medicine. This product is available in cartons containing 6 x 2ml vials.
For any information about this medicinal product, please contact the Marketing Authorisation Holder, details provided below.
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:
United Kingdom: Adenosine 3mg/ml Solution for Injection
Ireland: Adenosine 3mg/ml Solution for Injection
Greece: ADENORYTHM® 3mg/ml Ενέσιμο διάλυμα
This leaflet was last revised in 07/2023.
Other sources of information
For any information about this medicinal product, please contact Focus Pharmaceuticals Limited Medical Information by phone at +44 (0) 208 588 9131 or by email to [email protected]