Actilyse breaks up or dissolves blood clots. Actilyse can cause bleeding.

Actilyse Overview

Reviewed: January 13, 2015

Actilyse is a prescription medication used to break up or dissolve blood clots in:

  • Acute ischaemic stroke
  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Acute massive pulmonary embolism (blood clot that has traveled to the lungs)

Actilyse belongs to a group of drugs called thrombolytics. These dissolve blood clots quickly to help restart blood flow to the heart and helps prevent damage to the heart muscle.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein by a healthcare professional.

A common side effect of Actilyse include is bleeding.


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