streptokinase-injection, Kabikinase, Streptase (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: bleeding disorders, high blood pressure, endocarditis, recent biopsy or surgery, recent injury, any allergies. Use extra caution to avoid injury and trauma (e.g., carefully brush teeth) while using this medication due to the increased risk of bleeding. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen), aspirin. Drugs that can reverse effects of streptokinase include: aminocaproic acid, aprotinin, tranexamic acid. 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.
NOTES: Laboratory tests will be done frequently while using this medication to monitor its effects and to prevent side effects.
MISSED DOSE: Continued or repeated doses are usually not necessary for this medication.
STORAGE: Store in a cool area as directed. Discard any unused medication after the expiration date on the label. Reconstituted solution may be refrigerated between 36 to 46 degrees F (2 to 8 degrees C) if used within 8 hours. Discard unused portion.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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