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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?

No research has not been done till date on the safety of Alteplase for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.


Is the use of Alteplase safe during breastfeeding?

Information about safety of Alteplase for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.


What is the effect of Alteplase on the Kidneys?

Alteplase can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.


What is the effect of Alteplase on the Liver?

Alteplase is rarely harmful for the liver.


What is the effect of Alteplase on the Heart?

Alteplase is rarely harmful for the heart.


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?

    Alteplase does not cause addiction.


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

    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Alteplase since it does not cause drowsiness.


    Is it safe?

    Alteplase should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    There is no benefit of taking Alteplase for mental disorders.


    Alteplase Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Alteplase

    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Alteplase and food will interact.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Alteplase

    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Alteplase with alcohol.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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