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Regadenoson Solution for injection

It is used to test the heart for coronary artery disease

Generic Name: regadenoson

Brand Names: Lexiscan

What is this medicine?

REGADENOSON is used to test the heart for coronary artery disease. It is used in patients who can not exercise for their stress test.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

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
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

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.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • caffeine
  • dipyridamole
  • guarana
  • theophylline

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

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.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

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):

  • flushing
  • headache
  • irritation or pain at site where injected
  • nausea, vomiting

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


Last Updated: May 05, 2008
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