06.06 Streptokinase (Streptase)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



pulmonary embolism, DVT, occluded lines, arterial thrombus


converts plasminogen to plasmin which degrades fibrin clots

Therapeutic Class


Pharmacologic Class

plasminogen activators

Nursing Considerations

• contraindicated with active bleeding, hypersensitivity, bronchospasm, intracranial hemorrhage,
• begin therapy as soon as possible
• monitor vital signs continuously
• monitor closely for bleeding
• monitor hemodynamics
• avoid invasive procedures

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  • Question 1 of 1

Thrombolytic therapy is used for which of the following conditions? Select all that apply.

Module 0 – Pharmacology Course Introduction

Module 3 – Disease Specific Medications

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