HOW REGADENOSON OR LEXISCAN WORKS BY NIK NIKAM MD
What Is Regadenoson?
Regadenoson is a stress agent that works by increasing blood flow in the arteries of the heart.
Regadenoson is given in preparation for a radiologic (x-ray) examination of blood flow through the heart to test for coronary artery disease.
Regadenoson may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not receive regadenoson if you have a serious heart condition such as AV block or "sick sinus syndrome" (unless you have a pacemaker).
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to regadenoson, or if you have a serious heart condition such as AV block or "sick sinus syndrome" (unless you have a pacemaker).
Receiving regadenoson may increase your risk of having abnormal heartbeats, breathing problems, heart attack, stroke, or cardiac arrest.Talk to your doctor about your specific risk.
To make sure regadenoson is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease);
- chest pain or heart problems;
- heart disease or high blood pressure;
- if you also take dipyridamole or theophylline; or
- if you have had a prolonged illness that caused vomiting or diarrhea.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether regadenoson passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.Do not breast-feed within 10 hours after receiving regadenoson.If you use a breast pump during this time, throw out any milk you collect. Do not feed it to your baby.
Regadenoson Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you havesigns of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregiver right away if you have:
- severe dizziness, fast heartbeats, and warmth or a tingly feeling;
- weak or shallow breathing;
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
- seizure (convulsions);
- wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing;
- a severe headache or pounding in your neck or ears;
- heart attack symptoms--chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating; or
- signs of a stroke--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance.
Common side effects may include:
- feeling short of breath;
- headache, dizziness;
- chest pain or discomfort;
- nausea; or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1 800 FDA 1088.
Avoid drinking coffee or other beverages with caffeine for at least 12 hours before your stress test.
Other drugs may interact with regadenoson, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Regadenoson is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
After regadenoson is injected, you will be given other intravenous (IV) medications that allow blood vessels to be seen more clearly on the radiologic examination.
Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely during your stress test.
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
Since regadenoson is given by a healthcare professional in preparation for medical testing, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
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