Streptokinase is an enzyme, prescribed for heart attack, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. It breaks up and dissolves blood clots that can block arteries.  

Drug information on Streptokinase (Streptokinase) from Bharat Serums And Vaccines Limited


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Generic : Streptokinase
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Medical Condition(s) for which Streptokinase may be prescribed

Deep Vein Thrombosis
Heart Attack
Pulmonary Embolism

Overview of Streptokinase

Note: This brand is not available in US market.

Side effects of Streptokinase

  Most Common: Bleeding.

  Allergic Reactions: Fever, shivering, difficulty in breathing, asthma, rash, hives, itching, flushing, nausea and headache.

  Respiratory: Respiratory depression.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

IV- Acute MI- 1.5 million units as a single dose immediately after onset of symptoms.
Pulmonary thromboembolism; Arteriovenous occlusions Loading dose: 250,000 units via infusion. Maintenance: 100,000 u/hour for 24-72 hour depending on the condition treated.

How to use Streptokinase?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Streptokinase not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with high blood pressure, recent stroke, brain tumor, peptic ulcer, intestinal ulcer, inflammation of pancreas, blood clot defects due to liver or kidney disease, recent surgery, childbirth, trauma, active internal bleeding, during pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Streptokinase

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of vision problems due to diabetes, bleeding disorders, high blood pressure, infection in heart valves, recent biopsy or surgery, recent injury, any allergy and elderly.

Other Precautions for Streptokinase

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Streptokinase

Store unopened vials at controlled room temperature (15-30°C) and in an airtight container.

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