streptokinase-injection, Kabikinase, Streptase (cont.)

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection by a health care professional. It is important this medication be used as prescribed. It is most effective when administered as soon as possible (within 6 hours after symptoms (e.g., chest pain) appear.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, dizziness, low blood pressure or mild fever may occur. It can also cause nerve damage. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Notify your doctor promptly if you develop: easy bruising, headache, flushing, rapid or abnormal heartbeat, chest pain. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Immediately report any signs of bleeding to your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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.

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