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Uses of Reteplase
Reteplase is used in the treatment of:
- Myocardial Infarction
- Ventricular Dysfunction
Reteplase is used in the prevention of:
- Heart Failure
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Reteplase Brand Names
Reteplase may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
This is not a complete list of Reteplasedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Reteplase and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Reteplase falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Reteplase should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Reteplase should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take reteplase exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Reteplase dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Reteplase is available in the following doses:
- Reteplase 10 Units Intravenous Kit
Forms of Medication
Reteplase is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution