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Adenosine-Adenocard-Class
Endogenous Nucleoside (occurs naturally in all cells of the body)
Adenosine-Adenocard-Action
Slows electrical conduction through AV nodes, and inhibits re-entry pathway, converting SVT to NSR
Adenosine-Onset
Onset-within 30 sec, duration 1-2 min.
Adenosine-Indications
SVT (S-127, S-163)
Adenosine-Dosage/Route
6mg rapid IVP with 20ml NS - 12mg rapid IVP with 20ml NS. If no sinus pause MR x1 in 1-2. If patient has history of bronchospasm or COPD dosing above per BHO. Peds- per drug chart rapid IVP with 20ml NS BHPO
Adenosine-Contraindications
2nd and 3rd degree AV blocks. Sick Sinus Syndrome(without pacemaker)
Adenosine- Side Effects
SOB/Dyspnea: may cause bronchospasm in asthma patients.