Adenosine

ADENOSINE – ADENOCARD, ADENOSCAN

  • MOA;  acts on A1 receptors in AV node causing temporary heart block.
  • DOSE ; : 6mg IV RAPID push, may give 12mg IV q 2 minutes if no effect x2
  • EMERGENT INDICATIONS; : stable SVT, stable narrow complex tachycardias.
  • WARNINGS; : prodysrhythmic, do not give in preexisting 2nd or 3rd degree block, Preg C
  • Reference: PJ Mehta’s Practical Medicine .

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