ADENOCOR SOLN FOR INJ
Adenocor is a medication that helps to slow fast or uneven heartbeats called ‘arrhythmia’. This is done by reducing the electrical impulses between the upper and lower chambers of the heart.
How is Adenocor used?
Adenocor is primarily administered in the hospital alone, where facilities exist for cardiac monitoring. It is advised that facilities that do not have monitoring and cardiorespiratory resuscitation equipment should refer patients elsewhere.
When is Adenocor Solution used?
This medication is used to restore heartbeat rate back to normal. It is commonly used in patients with a type of arrhythmia called ‘paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)’ or ‘Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome’. It is also used to help doctors find out the type of uneven heartbeat (arrhythmia) that a patient has.
How do you give Adenocor?
Adenocor is administered by rapid intravenous (IV) injection into a vein or into an IV line. It should be followed by a rapid saline flush.
Does Adenocor cause side effects?
Some of the side effects common to Adenocor include:
- Swelling of the face, lips, mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Hives on the skin
- Tell your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking and existing medical conditions before taking Adenocor.
- Avoid food or drinks with caffeine in the period of administration.
- Consult your doctor if you have heart-related conditions such as heart attack, heart transplant or blood pressure problems.
- Use of Adenocor in children should be evaluated by a doctor.
- Adenocor should only be administered when facilities exist for cardiac monitoring.
Adenocor is available for purchase on Drugstore.ng, an online pharmacy in Lagos.