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reteplase-injection, Retavase

GENERIC NAME: RETEPLASE - INJECTION (RET-uh-plase)

BRAND NAME(S): Retavase

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USES: Reteplase is used to improve blood flow to the heart after a heart attack.

HOW TO USE: Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. If you have any questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist. Do not shake this medication; doing so may cause this drug to become ineffective. Reteplase is given by injection into a vein (IV), as directed by your doctor. Generally, it is given as an initial dose followed by a second dose 30 minutes later. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.




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