Information about Streptokinase

Streptokinase uses

Streptokinase is used in the treatment of heart attack and pulmonary embolism.

How streptokinase works

Streptokinase works by dissolving the harmful blood clots in the blood vessels. This allows reperfusion of affected tissue, preventing tissue death and improving outcomes.

Common side effects of streptokinase

Allergic reaction, Nausea, Vomiting, Decrease in blood pressure, Injection site bleeding.

Available Medicine for Streptokinase

  • ₹2357
    Abbott India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹2135
    Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹2270
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹1547
    Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹1257 to ₹2050
    Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹2136
    Gland Pharma Limited
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹828
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹1961 to ₹3120
    Sanofi India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹2437
    Vhb Life Sciences Inc
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹3238
    Life Medicare & Biotech Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Streptokinase

• Inform your doctor if you have a history of tuberculosis, bronchitis (inflammation of the airway passages in the lungs) or other severe lung disease, any heart or circulation problems, or infection caused by streptococcal bacteria or rheumatic fever (bacterial disease in which there is fever and inflammation of the heart, blood vessels and joints) or throat infection.• Patients who are allergic to streptokinase or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to patients with history of any recent internal bleeding, unusual susceptibility to bleeding,  history of blood vessels disorders (e.g. weakness in an artery, excessive localized swelling of arteries) or uncontrolled high blood pressure or have any clotting disorders or  are taking any drugs to prevent blood clotting.
• Should not be given to patients who have undergone a recent surgery especially of the head or spine, or recently had a stroke, serious head injury, brain tumor, tumor which increases risk of bleeding.
• Should not be given to patients with severe liver or kidney damage or inflammation of the pancreas (acute pancreatitis) or inflammation of inner and outer layers of the heart (endocarditis or pericarditis) or peptic ulceration (sores in the lining of the stomach) or heavy vaginal bleeding.
• Should not be given to pregnant women and children.

Frequently asked questions for Streptokinase


Q. Does streptokinase restore perfusion of myocardium?
Yes, streptokinase restores the perfusion of myocardium.

Content on this page was last updated on 09 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)