reteplase-injection, Retavase (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: aspirin, abciximab, antiplatelet drugs (e.g., clopidogrel, dipyridamole, ticlopidine), "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin or heparins), NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen). This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include severe bleeding or bruising.

NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose or your dose is interrupted, contact your doctor immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store sealed kit at either refrigerated or room temperature between 36 and 77 degrees F (2 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. After mixing in correct IV fluids (consult your pharmacist for details), the drug can be stored at refrigerated or room temperature for up to 4 hours.

MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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