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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Eptase. Please consult your doctor.
Eptase may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing ... View More
Information regarding the use of Eptase during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Not relevant, as Eptase is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Eptase is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Eptase may not be needed in thes... View More
Eptase should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Eptase may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Eptase is a medicine used to break down harmful blood clots that have formed in the blood vessels. It is used to treat patients who have suffered a rece... View More
Uses of Eptase
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
Side effects of Eptase
- Allergic reaction
- Injection site bleeding
How to use Eptase
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Eptase works
Eptase works by dissolving the harmful blood clots in the blood vessels. This restores the blood flow to the affected tissue, thereby preventing tissue ... View More
What if you forget to take Eptase?
If you miss a dose of Eptase, please consult your doctor.
- It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, using sharp objects or engaging in contact sports (e.g. f... View More
- Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.
Acute Evolving Myocardial Infarction, Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Arterial Thrombosis or Embolism, Arteriovenous Cannulae Oc... View More
Intravenous Acute myocardial infarction Adult: 1.5 million units as a single dose infused over 1 hr immediately after onset of symptoms. Pulmonary... View More
Intravenous Pulmonary thromboembolism ; Arteriovenous occlusions Child: Loading dose: 2500-4000 units/kg over 30 min, followed by infusion of 500-1000... View More
Severe hypertension, recent stroke, cerebral neoplasm, recent history of peptic ulcer disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, subacute bacterial endo... View More
Mode of Action
Streptokinase forms a complex with plasminogen which then converts plasminogen to plasmin. Plasmin breaks down clots as well as fibrinogen and other pla... View More
Mitral stenosis associated with AF. Streptokinase treatment within last 12 mth, use after prolonged or traumatic CPR; diabetic retinopathy. Elderly.
Fever, chills, back pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, arrhythmia, bruising, rash, pruritus, acute renal failure due to embolism and haemorrhage. C... View More
Antagonistic effects with antifibrinolytic agents e.g. aminocaproic acid. Potentially Fatal: Anticoagulants, heparin, antiplatelet agents e.g. aspiri... View More
Alternative brand for Eptase
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More