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Brand name: Metalyse TM

Active ingredients: tenecteplase

What it is used for

METALYSE is indicated for the thrombolytic treatment of the acute phase of myocardial infarction (AMI). Treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. Treatment can be initiated within 12 hours of symptom onset.

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: Diluent, not applicable

Water.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Part 2: Injection, powder for

White to paly yellow cake, in a glass vial.

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 direct sunlight
  • 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 x 50mg vial plus 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 X 10mL prefilled syringe pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient tenecteplase

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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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf)

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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