urokinase (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on urokinase to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. Urokinase should be only used if clearly needed.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether urokinase enters breast milk. It is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of urokinase are bleeding, decreased hematocrit, chest pain, increased heart rate, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and anaphylaxis reactions.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/7/2014

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