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Generic: alteplase
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This medicine is also given to improve recovery and decrease the chance of disability in patients having symptoms of a stroke
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blood in the urine, stools, or vomit
  • chest pain or tightness
  • constipation
  • fever
  • severe headache
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or fast heart rate
  • unusual bleeding, bruising, or purple spots on the skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness, lightheadedness
  • nausea, vomiting

Where should I keep my medicine?

This does not apply. You will not be given this medicine to store at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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