Alteplase
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Alteplase?

(AL te plase)

• This medicine is used to prevent muscle damage to the heart during a heart attack.

• This medicine is used to clear blood clots out of catheters.

• This medicine is used to treat blood clots.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have had any recent surgery or dental procedures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use caution to prevent injury and avoid falls or accidents.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Serious bleeding can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad...

 
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