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Streptokinase (Streptase)

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What is the Generic Name for Streptase?


What is the Trade Name for Streptokinase?


What are the Indications of Streptokinase (Streptase)?

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • DVT
  • Occluded lines
  • Arterial thrombus

What are the Actions of Streptokinase (Streptase)?

Converts plasminogen to plasmin which degrades fibrin clots

What is the Therapeutic Class of Streptokinase (Streptase)?


What is the Pharmacologic Class of Streptokinase (Streptase)?

Plasminogen activators

What are the Nursing Considerations of Streptokinase (Streptase)?

  • Contraindicated with active bleeding
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Bronchospasm
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Hypotension
  • Begin therapy as soon as possible
  • Monitor vital signs continuously
  • Monitor closely for bleeding
  • Monitor hemodynamics
  • Avoid invasive procedures

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