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Because thrombolytic therapy increases the risk of bleeding, Streptase, Streptokinase, is contraindicated in the following situations:
- active internal bleeding
- recent (within 2 months) cerebrovascular accident, intracranial or intraspinal surgery (see WARNINGS)
- intracranial neoplasm
- severe uncontrolled hypertension
Streptokinase should not be administered to patients having experienced severe allergic reaction to the product.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/7/2008
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