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Brand name: Actilyse TM

Active ingredients: alteplase

What it is used for

Myocardial Infarction: Actilyse is indicated for intravenous use in adults for the lysis of suspected occlusive coronary artery thrombi associated with evolving transmural myocardial infarction. Treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. The treatment can be initiated within 12 hours of symptom onset. Pulmonary Embolism: Actilyse is also indicated in patients with acute massive pulmonary embolism in whom thrombolytic therapy is considered appropriate. Acute Ischaemic Stroke; Actilyse is indicated for thrombolytic treatment of acute ischaemic stroke. Treatment must be started as early as possible within 4.5 hours after onset of stroke symptoms and after exclusion of intracranial haemorrhage by appropriate imaging techniques (e.g. cranial computerised tomography or other diagnostic imaging method sensitive for the presence of haemorrhage). The treatment effect is time-dependent; therefore earlier treatment increases the probability of a favourable outcome.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, powder for

Colourless to pale yellow cake of powder.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Part 2: Diluent, not applicable

A clear liquid free from particles.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1 vial of 10mg powder pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 1 vial of 10mL diluent pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient alteplase

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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