Highlights for regadenoson
regadenoson Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- chest pain, tightness or palpitations
- severe headache
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- irritation or pain at site where injected
- nausea, vomiting
regadenoson May Interact with Other Medications
How to Use regadenoson
This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- heart problems
- lung or breathing disease, like asthma or COPD
- an unusual or allergic reaction to regadenoson, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Do not take medicines, foods, or drinks with caffeine (like coffee, tea, or colas) for at least 12 hours before your test. If you do not know if something contains caffeine, ask your health care professional.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: August 17, 2009