Alteplase, recombinant (Injection)
Alteplase, Recombinant (AL-te-plase, ree-KOM-bi-nant)
Dissolves blood clots and is used in treating a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism (a clot in the artery of the lungs).
Activase, Cathflo ActivaseThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:Patients who have had an allergic reaction to alteplase should not receive this medicine. Because this medicine increases the risk of bleeding problems, some medical conditions may make using alteplase dangerous. These include any type of bleeding in your body (such as a bleeding ulcer), a brain tumor, a history of strokes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, recent (within the past 6 weeks) surgery or injury, or using a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®).
How to Use This Medicine:
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 2/4/2013
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