LexiscanActive Ingredient(s): Regadenoson
FDA Approved: * April 10, 2008
Pharm Company: * CV THERAP
Category: Heart (Cardiac)
Regadenoson, sold under the brand name Lexiscan among others, is an A2A adenosine receptor agonist that is a coronary vasodilator that is commonly used in pharmacologic stress testing. It produces hyperemia quickly and maintains it for a duration that is useful for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging. The selective nature of the drug makes it preferable to other stress agents such as adenosine, which are less selective and therefore cause more side-effects. Regadenoso... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.
Why the name Lexiscan
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