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Tenecteplase (By injection)

Tenecteplase (ten-EK-te-plase)

Dissolves blood clots during a heart attack.

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There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tenecteplase. Because this medicine increases the risk of bleeding problems, some medical conditions may make receiving tenecteplase dangerous. These include any type of bleeding in your body, such as a bleeding ulcer or having had a recent surgery or injury (within the past 6 to 8 weeks). Other medical conditions that may make it unsafe to receive this medicine include a brain tumor, a history of strokes, certain blood vessel problems, or uncontrolled high blood pressure. Since this medicine may save your life, your doctor will weigh the benefits of this medicine against the risks of giving it if you have certain medical problems.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable, Kit

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: 12/12/2016

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