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regadenoson (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving regadenoson (Lexiscan)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to regadenoson, or if you have a serious heart condition such as AV block or "sick sinus syndrome" (unless you have a pacemaker).

If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests:

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether regadenoson is harmful to an unborn baby. Before you receive this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether regadenoson passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is regadenoson given (Lexiscan)?

Regadenoson is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.

After regadenoson is injected, you will be given other intravenous (IV) medications that allow blood vessels to be seen more clearly on the radiologic examination.

Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely during your stress test.

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