GENERIC NAME: ALTEPLASE - INJECTION (AL-teh-plays)
BRAND NAME(S): Activase
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection within 6 hours of chest pain by a health care professional. It is usually given over a two to three hour period. Continued or repeated doses are not usually required. It is important this medication be used as prescribed. It is most effective when administered as soon as possible after symptoms of a heart attack appear.
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