Active Ingredient(s):Streptokinase FDA Approved: * October 15, 1997 Pharm Company: *AVENTIS BEHRING Category:Blood Clotting (Hemostasis)
Streptokinase (SK) is a thrombolytic medication and enzyme. As a medication it is used to break down clots in some cases of myocardial infarction (heart attack), pulmonary embolism, and arterial thromboembolism. The type of heart attack it is used in is an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). It is given by injection into a vein.
Side effects include nausea, bleeding, low blood pressure, and allergic reactions....
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