PRODUCT MONOGRAPH. PR. Cathflo. ® alteplase, recombinant . cell line into which the cDNA for alteplase has been genetically inserted. Read all of this leaflet carefully before you What Actilyse Cathflo is and what it is used for. 2. Contents of the pack and other information. 1. Drug monographs for CATHFLO ACTIVASE provide an overview of the drug Keeping the vial of Sterile Water for Injection upright, insert the piercing pin of the .

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For subcutaneous ports, a dose of 2 mg diluted in 3 ml 0. Certain causes of catheter dysfunction should be considered before treatment with Cathflo Activase e.

Major Ginkgo biloba should be used cautiously pakcage patients taking thrombolytic agents. Avoid concurrent use of herbs which interact with thrombolytic agents when possible.

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My attempts to identify any research or even anecdotal data have not been successful and I’d be really interested in your thoughts. Withdraw 2 mL into glass vials and cryopreserve at degrees C for 2 weeks; then, thaw and maintain at 22 to 24 degrees C for 24 hours; then, store at degrees C for up to 19 days.

Adverse Reactions In clinical trials, the most serious adverse events reported after treatment were sepsis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and venous thrombosis. Alteplase for the management of occluded catheters should be used with caution in the presence of known or suspected infection in the catheter. Avoid vigorous suction during attempts to determine catheter occlusion to prevent damage to the vascular wall or collapse of soft-walled catheters.

In the entire study population, TIMI flow grade increased from 1.

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Using a large bore needle e. Severe Aprotinin interferes with fibrinolysis by inhibiting the actions of kallikrein and plasmin, and it could inhibit fibrinolysis by thrombolytic agents.

Heparin in conjunction with alteplase has been recommended, provided that the activated partial thromboplastin time aPTT or thrombin time is not higher than twice the control value near the end or directly following the alteplase infusion. Excessive pressure should be avoided when Cathflo Activase is instilled into the catheter. For the mg vial: There was also no difference in INRs found between groups.


Administer antihypertensive medications to maintain blood pressure at or below these values. An increased risk of bleeding may occur when thrombolytic agents are used following agents that cause clinically significant thrombocytopenia including antineoplastic agents.

I say always follow the pharmaceutical company guidelines cxthflo they have the data.

Moderate Platelet aggregation may be impaired by vortioxetine due to platelet serotonin depletion, possibly increasing the risk of a bleeding complication e.

Alteplase that is bound to fibrin acquires a high affinity for plasminogen, which is responsible for an increased activity at the fibrin surface compared to the circulation.

Patients should be closely monitored for signs and symptoms of bleeding when a thrombolytic agent is administered with vilazodone. Packzge gently by swirling until the contents completely dissolve. As with all catheterization procedures, care should be used to maintain aseptic technique.

The solution may be used for intracatheter instillation within 8 hours following reconstitution when stored at 2 to 30 degrees C 36 to 86 degrees F. Unlike streptokinase or urokinase, most of the activity of alteplase is dependent on the presence of fibrin.

Such force could cause rupture of the catheter or expulsion of the clot into the circulation. Genentech does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. Alteplase is administered intravenously as a bolus injection or infusion. This implies that a dose-related effect of fish oil on warfarin inswrt be possible.

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Patients should be closely monitored for signs and symptoms of bleeding when a thrombolytic agent is administered concurrently with venlafaxine.

In many cases, patients received concomitant ACE inhibitors. Length of infusion depends upon indication. I must ask the question as I am hearing lots of rumble from my in-patient colleagues about 24 hour dwell time. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Monitor patients treated with Cathflo Activase for signs of hypersensitivity and treat appropriately if necessary. If the catheter is not functional after 30 minutes, allow the solution to remain for an additional 90 caghflo minutes of total dwell time and assess catheter function by attempting to aspirate blood and catheter contents.


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Cathflo should be reconstituted immediately before use. We have not had any problems related to this that I am aware of and in fact, I have seen catheters that did not work after 30 and 60 minutes, have great blood return after minutes. Rates of serious adverse reactions and catheter function restoration were similar between pediatric patients and those seen in adults. Although these effects have not been confirmed in published medical literature or during clinical studies, clinicians should consider using methylsulfonylmethane, MSM with caution in patients who are taking thrombolytic agents until data confirming the safety of this drug combination are available.

In my experience, one hour dwell is what we usually need. For the intracoronary treatment of acute coronary artery thrombosis i. Upon binding to fibrin, the one-chain form of alteplase is converted to the two-chain form. After 30 minutes of dwell time, assess catheter function by attempting to aspirate blood. In clinical trials, the most serious adverse events reported after treatment were sepsis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and venous thrombosis.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential or the effect on fertility. Complete dissolution should occur within 3 minutes.

Moderate Concurrent administration of thrombolytic agents and salicylates may further increase the serious risk of bleeding. Skip to main content Press Enter.

Instill the appropriate dose into the occluded catheter. The reconstituted product is a colorless isert pale yellow transparent solution. We don’t want to “give up” too soon if practices are actually waiting this long and seeing positive results, but “chair time” may be a concern, particularly if the patient is scheduled for a long packzge that day.