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Endogenous nucleoside
Mechanism of Action
depresses AV node and sinus node activity and interferes with reentrant pathways, as well as accessory bypass tracts, that cause SVT
Onset / duration
20-30 seconds / 2-10 seconds
Indications
SVT
Contraindications
Atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation with history WPW
Precautions
asystole, sinus bradycardia, and ventricular ectopy are not uncommon
Side Effects
Apprehension, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and facial flushing
Interactions
theophylline, caffeine, carbamazepine, and dipyridamole
Dosage
6 mg, repeat in 1-2 minutes with 12 mg, one more time
How Supplied
6 mg or 12 mg prefill