A. Dipyridamole potentiates its action.
B. Used to produce controlled Hypotension.
C. Administered by slow I.V injection.
D. Administered by rapid I.V injection.
Ans:C. Administered by slow I.V injection.
It is an Anti-arrhythmic Drug.
- Adenosine is the DOC for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia.
- Diagnosis of tachycardias dependent on A-V node.
- To induce brief coronary vasodilatation during certain diagnostic / interventional procedure.
- To produce controlled hypotension during surgery.
- Dipyridamole potentiates its action by inhibiting uptake, while theophylline / caffeine antagonize its action by blocking adenosine receptors.
- It is given as a rapid injection (1-3 sec) by peripheral IV route directly into vein or into IV line close (proximal) to patient & is followed by rapid NS flush after each injection.