Lexiscan

Drug List

Lexiscan

Drug Name

Lexiscan (Regadenoson)

Manufactured By

Astellas Pharma, Inc.

Drug Savings

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Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

The lexiscan stress test is a stress test for patients who cannot walk on a treadmill. The tracer (cardiolite) is utilized. Images are obtained before the lexiscan is infused and after the lexiscan is infused. This helps to determine if areas of the heart are receiving enough blood or if there are blockages (coronary artery disease). Regadenoson is a stress agent that works by increasing blood flow in the arteries of the heart.

How To Use

The patient will receive an IV to allow the injection of the tracer. There will be a wait of approximately an hour to an hour and a half before the first images are taken. Patients will then have electrodes (patches) placed on the chest. Several EKGs will be obtained. The patient will receive the medication lexiscan through the IV, replacing the exercise portion of the test. The lexiscan is injected into the IV. This is followed by an injection of the tracer via of the IV. Images will be obtained an hour and a half after the cardiolite injection. The medication lexiscan will dilate the heart’s arteries. If the heart’s arteries are healthy they will dilate more than arteries that are not healthy. The patient may feel flushed, chest pressure or pain, shortness of breath, and or headache.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as: chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop); dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, shortness of breath, uneven heart rate); seizure (convulsions); wheezing, trouble breathing; or feeling like you might pass out. Less serious side effects may include: headache, dizziness, nausea, stomach discomfort, decreased sense of taste, mild chest discomfort or warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1 800 FDA 1088.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:dipyridamole (Persantine); or theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl).

In Case of Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include severe dizziness, increased heart rate, and warmth or tingly feeling.

In Case of Missed Dose

Since regadenoson is given by a healthcare professional in preparation for medical testing, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.

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