Streptase (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information
Streptase (Injection) Medication Classification
Streptase (Injection) Brandname
Streptase (Injection) is used for the Treatment
Streptokinase (strep-toe-KYE-nase) Used to treat people who are having a heart attack. Also used to break up blood clots in the blood vessels of lungs, leg veins, and around the heart.
When To Not Use Streptase (Injection)
You should not get this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to streptokinase. If you have high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or bleeding anywhere in your body, or if you have had a stroke, then you should not get this medicine.
How Should You Use Streptase (Injection)
Proper Streptase (Injection) Storage
Store Streptase (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Streptase (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Streptase (Injection)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- When you go to the hospital, make sure you tell the doctor what medicine you have been taking, especially: Persantine®, blood thinners (such as Coumadin®), or pain and arthritis medicines (such as Motrin® or Aleve®).
- You should not use aspirin or medicine that has aspirin in it (such as Alka-Seltzer®, Soma® Compound, Coricidin®, Sine-Off®) while you are being treated with streptokinase.
Streptase (Injection) Warnings
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have recently had a baby, talk to your doctor before you get this medicine.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have had any kind of surgery or dental work recently, a 'strep' infection, rheumatic fever, bleeding in your stomach or bowels, or any other medical problems.
- If you start to have pain, redness, or swelling where the IV is given, tell your caregiver right away. Tell your caregiver if you see any blood in or around your IV tube.
- Tell your caregiver if you feel lightheaded or fluttering in your chest
Streptase (Injection) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Blood in your urine or bowel movements (or black tarry stools)
- Bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Nosebleeds or bleeding from any area
- Purple spots on skin or unexplained bruises
- Wheezing or trouble breathing
- Skin rash, itching, or hives
- Swelling in the face, lips, or mouth