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Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for t-PA?

alteplase

What is the Trade Name for alteplase?

t-PA

What are the Indications of Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

MI, acute ischemic stroke, occluded central lines

What are the Actions of Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

converts plasminogen to plasmin which degrades the fibrin found in clots

What is the Therapeutic Class of Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

thrombolytics

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

plasminogen activators

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Date Published - Aug 18, 2017
Date Modified - Aug 5, 2017

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