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Generic: urokinase
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It is used to treat large blood clots formed in the lungs
               



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What is this medicine?

UROKINASE (yoor uh KAHY neys) breaks- up blood clots. It is used to treat large blood clots formed in the lungs.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • aneurysm
  • bleeding problems or problems with blood clotting
  • blood vessel disease or damaged blood vessels
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • head injury or tumor
  • high blood pressure
  • infection
  • irregular heartbeats
  • recent biopsy or surgery
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to urokinase, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • aminocaproic acid
  • aprotinin
  • tranexamic acid

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antiinflammatory drugs, NSAIDs like ibuprofen
  • aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
  • dipyridamole
  • drotrecogin alfa
  • fish oil (omega- 3 fatty acids) supplements
  • ginkgo
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

This medicine contains albumin from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or other nonprescription pain relievers for several days after receiving this medicine.

               
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