Generic Name: Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Know the basics

What is adenosine triphosphate used for?

Adenosine triphosphate is commonly used for increasing physical energy.

For intravenously administered, adenosine triphosphate is prescribed in:

  • Acute kidney failure;
  • Multiple organ failures;
  • High blood pressure in lung arteries (pulmonary hypertension);
  • Cystic fibrosis;
  • Lung cancer;
  • Weight loss associated with cancer;
  • Surgical pain and nerve pain;
  • Pulmonary hypertension;
  • Certain types of irregular heartbeat;
  • Blood pressure during anesthesia and surgery.

How should I take adenosine triphosphate?

For injection form, you should:

  • Receive adenosine triphosphate injected by a dose calculated from your doctor.
  • Read the label carefully before using.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take adenosine triphosphate by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store adenosine triphosphate?

Adenosine triphosphate is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store adenosine triphosphate in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of adenosine triphosphate that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush adenosine triphosphate down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using adenosine triphosphate?

Before using adenosine triphosphate, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction;
  • Pediatric;
  • Geriatric;
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with adenosine triphosphate as listed below.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using adenosine triphosphate during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking adenosine triphosphate.

Know the side effects

What side effects can occur from adenosine triphosphate?

As taking others medicines, taking adenosine triphosphate can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of the side effects are listed below:

Breathing problems and chest pain; Headache;
Heart pounding; Low blood pressure;
Nausea; Sweating;
Flushing; Lightheadedness;
Sleep problems; Coughing;
Anxiety; Raise of uric acid level in the bloodstream and in the urine.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with adenosine triphosphate?

Adenosine triphosphate may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

  • Dipyridamole (Persantine®);
  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol®);
  • Medications for gout (Antigout drugs);
  • Methylxanthines including aminophylline, caffeine, and theophylline.

Does food or alcohol interact with adenosine triphosphate?

Adenosine triphosphate may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with adenosine triphosphate?

Adenosine triphosphate may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have:

  • Gout;
  • Heart attack.

Understand the dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using adenosine triphosphate.

What is the dose of adenosine triphosphate for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Dopamine hydrochloride.

Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • For orally taken the form: take 2 to 3 tablets (40-60 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times daily; however, the dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms.
  • For intravenously taken the form: consult your doctor for information about the dose of Dopamine hydrochloride.

What is the dose of adenosine triphosphate for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is adenosine triphosphate available?

Adenosine triphosphate is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Solution; Ophthalmic; Adenosine Triphosphate 0.2%.
  • Injectable; Adenosine Triphosphate 1%.
  • Tablet: 20 mg.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of adenosine triphosphate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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