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A 46-year-old member asked:

what side effects are associated with alteplase injections?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alteplase: Bleeding, Mouth/tongue swelling, Cholesterol embolization.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How effective are Alteplase injections for treating stroke?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
FDA approved for AIS: AIS = acute ischemic stroke. Think FAST (http://goo.gl/I9dyo2) = Face droopy, Arms (or legs) weak, Speech difficult, Time to call 911. We have less than 3hrs after symptom onset. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/alteplase.html & http://www.activase.com/iscstroke (yes, I know it's Big Pharma but it's informative, and no, I have no relation).
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 years experience
Agree, can be life saving.
Jun 1, 2015
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are Alteplase injections used for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Alteplase: Alteplase is used to breakdown blood clots.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Do you need a prescription for Alteplase injections?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alteplase: Yes you do.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Who should not use Alteplase injections?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Alteplase injections: CONTRAINDICATIONS: Active internal bleeding. Recent intracranial or intraspinal surgery or serious head trauma. Intracranial conditions that may increase the risk of bleeding. Bleeding diathesis. Current severe uncontrolled hypertension. Acute Ischemic Stroke • Current intracranial hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage. Acute Myocardial Infarction.or Pulmonary Embolism recent stroke. See:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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May 10, 2015

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