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Alteplase Information

Alteplase Benefits & Uses

Alteplase is used to treat the following -

Alteplase Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Alteplase


Alteplase Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Alteplase is used -

  1. Bronchospasm
  2. Arrhythimia
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Allergic reaction
  5. Liver toxicity
  6. Decreased blood pressure
  7. Urticaria
  8. Muscle Ache
  9. Renal Impairment

Alteplase Related Warnings

Is the use of Alteplase safe for pregnant women?

Research work has not been carried out till date on safety of Alteplase for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.


Is the use of Alteplase safe during breastfeeding?

There is no research available on the side effects of Alteplase on breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.


What is the effect of Alteplase on the Kidneys?

Alteplase may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Alteplase on the Liver?

Side effects of Alteplase rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Alteplase on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Alteplase on heart have been reported.


Severe Interaction of Alteplase with Other Drugs

Alteplase should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


    Alteplase Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alteplase unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Bleeding
    2. Trauma
    3. Arteriovenous Malformation
    4. Hemophilia

    Frequently asked Questions about Alteplase

    Is this Alteplase habit forming or addictive?

    No, Alteplase is not habit forming.

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    Alteplase does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


    Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Alteplase only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Alteplase cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


    Alteplase Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Alteplase

    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Alteplase with food.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Alteplase

    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Alteplase with alcohol will be.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1198-1202