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Cathlyse 18 mg Injection


Introduction of Cathlyse Injection

Cathlyse 18 mg Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of heart attack. It restores blood flow by dissolving the blood clots that have formed in blood vessels of the heart. This medicine is given under the supervision of a doctor as a drip. It is essential that treatment is started as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. It may increase the risk of bleeding as a side effect. Therefore, it is advised to be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, and using sharp objects.

Uses of Cathlyse Injection

Cathlyse Injection side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Injection site bleeding

How to use Cathlyse Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cathlyse Injection works

Cathlyse 18 mg Injection is a thrombolytic medication. It works by dissolving the harmful blood clots in the blood vessels. This restores the blood flow to the affected tissue, thereby preventing tissue death and improving outcomes.

Cathlyse Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cathlyse 18 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Cathlyse 18 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Not relevant, as Cathlyse 18 mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Cathlyse 18 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cathlyse 18 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cathlyse 18 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Cathlyse 18 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cathlyse 18 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cathlyse 18 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

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Expert Advice

  • It should be given as soon as possible (within 12 hours) after the onset of a heart attack.
  • It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, using sharp objects or engaging in contact sports (e.g. football, wrestling).
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cathlyse

Patient suffered from a heart attack as per diagnosis and was diagnosed to have severe Left Ventricle dysfunction. He is currently on medication. Kindly suggest what should be the further treatment for this case. Also is it possible to operate and cure the damage? Attached are the reports. Please advise.
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
get angio done on early basis
got heart attack 13 march 16, is it possible to live without medicine by exercise, yoga, or any other thing, with full control on diet, zero oil, veg only
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
No you will need angiography
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Q. Can the use of Cathlyse increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Cathlyse increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding even after stopping the use of Cathlyse .

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