HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
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ADENOSINE INJECTION, USP for intravenous use
Initial U.S. Approval: 1995
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Adenosine Injection, a pharmacologic stress agent, is indicated as an adjunct to thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in patients unable to exercise adequately (1)
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Recommended dose is 0.14 mg/kg/min infused over six minutes as a continuous peripheral intravenous infusion (total dose of 0.84 mg/kg) (2)
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
For Injection: 3 mg/mL in single-dose vials (3)
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥10%) are: flushing; chest discomfort; shortness of breath; headache; throat, neck or jaw discomfort; gastrointestinal discomfort; and dizziness (6.1)
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Hospira, Inc. at 1-800-438-1985 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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