Q. Is adenosine a hormone/an amino acid/nucleotides/beta blocker/calcium channel blocker?
Adenosine belongs to class of drugs called nucleosides. It acts by restoring the heart rhythm. It also relaxes blood vessels supplying the heart and increases blood flow, thereby relieving abnormal electrical activity due to compromised blood flow to heart
Q. Is Adenosine a vasopressor/does Adenosine cause vasodilation/ vasoconstriction/ bronchoconstriction?
Adenosine causes vasodilatation which may result in headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, tachycardia and flushing. It also causes bronchoconstriction resulting in breathlessness and chest discomfort
Q. Does Adenosine makes you sleepy?
No. Adenosine has no effect on sleep
Q. Does Adenosine cause atrial fibrillation?
Yes, Adenosine can cause various types of disturbances in heart rhythm; atrial fibrillation is one of them.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.