Information about Tenecteplase

Tenecteplase Uses

Tenecteplase is used in the treatment of heart attack.

How Tenecteplase works

Tenecteplase 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.

Common side effects of Tenecteplase

Injection site bleeding, Nosebleeds, Blood in urine, Bruise, Blood in stool, Gastrointestinal bleeding
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Expert advice for Tenecteplase

  • Tenecteplase is used to treat myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) as soon as possible (usually within 12 hours) after the onset of symptoms.
  • It is given as an injection into the vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • It may increase your risk of bleeding. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice bleeding at the injection site, nose bleed, and blood in urine.
  • Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, using sharp objects or engaging in contact sports (e.g. football, wrestling).
  • Continue with your diet and exercise along with previously prescribed medications for heart attack.

Frequently asked questions for Tenecteplase


Q. How is Tenecteplase administered?

Tenecteplase should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Tenecteplase.

Q. Is Tenecteplase safe?

Tenecteplase is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can the use of Tenecteplase increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Tenecteplase 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.

Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Tenecteplase?

Tenecteplase can interact with several medicines. If you are already taking Tenecteplase, do not take any other medicine without talking to your doctor.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Tenecteplase?

Tenecteplase reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Tenecteplase. This does not mean that the medicine is not working, therefore keep taking this medicine as prescribed.


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