Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Activase
  2. Cathflo Activase


Alteplase is used to dissolve blood clots that have formed in the blood vessels. It is used immediately after symptoms of a heart attack occur to improve patient survival. It is also used after symptoms of a stroke and to treat blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) .

Alteplase is used to dissolve blood clots in tubes (catheters) that are placed in large blood vessels (central venous access devices) .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution