Adenosine for the Management of Neonatal and Pediatric Supraventricular Tachycardia

Contributing Editor: Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D.; Editorial Board: Kristi N. Hofer, Pharm.D.; Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D.

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Pediatr Pharm. 2008;14(8) 

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Availability and Cost

Adenosine is available as Adenocard® (Astellas Pharma US, Inc.) and as a generic product from several manufacturers. It is available in a 3 mg/mL concentration in both 2 mL and 4 mL preservative-free prefilled syringes and vials. Adenosine should be stored at room temperature. Refrigeration will result in crystal formation.[3,4] The average wholesale price (AWP) of adenosine injection is approximately $14 for a 2 mL vial and $35 to $40 for a prefilled syringe. The AWP is $28 for a 4 mL vial and $78 for a 4 mL prefilled syringe.[22]

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