Streptokinase is an oral anti-thrombolytic drug used to treat various conditions such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in adults, for example, as it accelerates and facilitates the destruction of clots that clog blood vessels.Streptokinase is marketed by the CSL Behring laboratory and known commercially as Streptase.
Streptokinase is indicated for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, embolism, acute myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive arterial disease, arterial thrombosis, and occlusion of the vein or central retinal artery of the eye.
Directions for use of Streptokinase
Streptokinase should be given through the vein or artery and the dose should be given by your doctor as it varies according to the disease being treated.
Streptokinase Side Effects
Major side effects of Streptokinase include severe spontaneous bleeding, cerebral hemorrhage, redness and itching of the skin, fever, chills, low blood pressure, and increased heartbeat.
Streptokinase is contraindicated in children under 18 years and in patients who are hypersensitive to the components of the formula, and its use in pregnancy or breast-feeding should only be done under medical advice.
In addition, Streptokinase should also not be taken by patients with internal bleeding, reduced blood clotting, recent stroke, skull surgery, skull tumor, recent head trauma, bleeding risk, hypertension above 200/100. mmHg, malformation of arteries or veins, aneurysm, pancreatitis, placement of a prosthesis in a vein, treatment with oral anticoagulants, severe liver or kidney problems, endocarditis, pericarditis, bleeding tendency or recent major surgery.