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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Streptase (Overview)

Streptase is a clot buster which is a kind of blood and coagulation drug.


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Is it safe to take streptokinase while pregnant?

Is it safe to take streptokinase while pregnant?

Maybe: Strepokinase is not tested in pregnancy, but when it is being given (heart attack, stroke) it is generally to save a life, so the risk/benefit may be in favor of using it. Hopefully this will never be needed in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
5 doctors shared insights

Streptase (Overview)

Streptase is a clot buster which is a kind of blood and coagulation drug.


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How does streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

How does  streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

Dissolves clot: Acute coronary syndromes are generic terms to describe blockage of the arteries feeding the heart caused by rapid formation of a clot in the vessel wall. Usually opened by balloon angioplasty and stent placement if patient sent to suitable facility and team. If not available, streptokinase and other enzymes to dissolve the clot can be tried. Indiscriminate dissolution may result in bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take streptokinase while pregnant?

Maybe: Strepokinase is not tested in pregnancy, but when it is being given (heart attack, stroke) it is generally to save a life, so the risk/benefit may be in favor of using it. Hopefully this will never be needed in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

Dissolves clot: Acute coronary syndromes are generic terms to describe blockage of the arteries feeding the heart caused by rapid formation of a clot in the vessel wall. Usually opened by balloon angioplasty and stent placement if patient sent to suitable facility and team. If not available, streptokinase and other enzymes to dissolve the clot can be tried. Indiscriminate dissolution may result in bleeding. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't an injection of streptokinase cause a streptococcal infection?

No bacteria in shot: Streptokinase injections don't contain actual strep bacteria (or any other bacteria unless it is contaminated). ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Streptokinase (Definition)

Streptokinase is a clot buster which is a kind of ...Read more