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Streptokinase

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  • Dose
  1. Streptokinase 1.5 million units over 60 minutes
  2. Premedication
    1. Hydrocortisone 100 mg IV
    2. Diphenhydramine 25 mg IV
  • Contraindications
  • Conditions in which streptococcal Antibody is more likely to be present (risk of severe Allergic Reaction)
  1. Prior exposure to Streptokinase
  2. Recent streptococcal infection
  • Benefits
  1. Cost: $200
  2. Lasts longer than T-PA (duration 24 hours)
  3. Less bleeding risk
    1. Probably less risk than T-PA in over age 75