Are Streptase and Aspirin the Same Thing?
Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, inflammation in the body.
Streptase and aspirin belong to different drug classes. Streptase is an enzyme and aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
The brand name drug Streptase is no longer available in the U.S. Generic forms may be available.
Brand names for aspirin include Bayer and Ecotrin.
Side effects of Streptase and aspirin that are similar include nausea, headache, bleeding, and rash.
Side effects of Streptase that are different from aspirin include dizziness, low blood pressure, mild fever, itching, flushing, muscle or bone pain, shivering, allergic reactions, and nerve damage.
Both Streptase and aspirin may interact with blood thinners, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or aspirin.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Streptase?
Common side effects of Streptase include:
- low blood pressure,
- mild fever,
- bleeding from wounds or gums,
- muscle or bone pain,
- shivering, and
- allergic reactions.
Streptase can also cause nerve damage.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Aspirin?
Common side effects of Aspirin include:
- gastrointestinal ulcerations,
- abdominal pain,
- upset stomach,
- gastritis, and
What Is Streptase?
Streptase (streptokinase) is an enzyme used in the treatment of heart attack or lung blood clots (pulmonary embolism) as well as leg blood clots (deep venous thrombosis-DVT). The brand name drug Streptase is no longer available in the U.S. Generic versions may be available.
What Is Aspirin?
Aspirin (aspirin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed for treating fever, pain, inflammation in the body, prevention of blood clots, and reduction of the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
What Drugs Interact With Streptase?
Streptase may interact with blood thinners, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or aspirin. Drugs that can reverse effects of streptokinase include aminocaproic acid, aprotinin, and tranexamic acid. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.
What Drugs Interact With Aspirin?
Aspirin may interact with other blood thinners, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
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Medscape. Streptase Drug Information.
Bayer. Aspirin Product Information.