Streptokinase Pharmacology


About Streptokinase
A plasminogen activator, Antithrombotic.
Mechanism of Action of Streptokinase
It exerts it`s fibrinolytic action by activating natural fibrinolytic system. It causes lysis of thrombus or clot and thus recanalyses occluded blood vessels such as coronary artery. It combines with plasminogen to form an activator complex which causes proteolysis of plasminogen molecules to plasmin (fibrinolysin). Plasmin converts insoluble fibrin to soluble fibrin fragments.
Pharmacokinets of Streptokinase
Absorption: Administered intravenously. Excretion: It is cleared from the body by antibodies and reticuloendothelial system.
Onset of Action for Streptokinase
Duration of Action for Streptokinase
4 hours
Half Life of Streptokinase
30 to 80minutes
Side Effects of Streptokinase
2.Allergic reactions

Contra-indications of Streptokinase
1.Hypersensitivity to the drug
2.Bleeding disorders
3.Ulcerative wounds
4.In sub acute bacterial endocarditis
5.Severe hypertension
6.Increased capillary permeability
7.Possible internal injuries
8.Cerebrovascular haemorrhage
9.Surgery within 10days
10.Lumbar puncture
11.Renal impairment
12.Hepatic impairment

Special Precautions while taking Streptokinase
1.Arterial embolism originates from left side of the heart
2.Renal diseases
3.Liver diseases

Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Indications for Streptokinase
1.Acute myocardial infarction
2.Pulmonary embolism
3.Venous thrombosis
4.Arterial Thromboembolic disorders
Interactions for Streptokinase
Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents: May cause bleeding complications. Therefore patients should be carefully monitored.
Lab tests: Marked decrease in plasminogen and fibrinogen. Increase in thrombin time (TT), activated partial thromboplastin time. (APTT), & prothrombin time (PT).
Typical Dosage for Streptokinase
Acute myocardial infarction: 1.5 million IU infused intravenously over one hour. 20000 IU as intracoronary loading dose; followed by 2000 IU/minutes for one hour intravenously as maintenance dosage.
Pulmonary embolism, venous thrombosis, and arterial Thromboembolism: Starts with 250,000 IU; I.V. over 30minutes. Followed by 100000 IU/hour I.V. for 3days for venous thrombosis and for one day for pulmonary embolism and 1to3 days for arterial Thromboembolism
Schedule of Streptokinase
Storage Requirements for Streptokinase
Store at controlled room temperature at a range of 15 to 30 degree C.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Streptokinase
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Streptokinase
Discontinue the drug during over dosage and restart during stoppage of haemorrhage

Home Delivery for Streptokinase in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for streptokinase and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for streptokinase may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take streptokinase only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for streptokinase before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for streptokinase with the pharmacy.

Streptokinase is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for streptokinase might be better known than streptokinase itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have streptokinase in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for streptokinase.