NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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2 Cardiovascular system

2.10 Stable angina, acute coronary syndromes and fibrinolysis

2.10.1 Management of stable angina and acute coronary syndromes

2.10.2 Fibrinolytic drugs

Total Formulary
ALTEPLASE (injection)

Restrictions: The fibrinolytic treatment of acute ischaemic stroke is restricted to specialist centres with adequate resources and appropriate expertise and in accordance with detailed protocols. The thrombolytic treatment of occluded central venous access devices including those used for haemodialysisis restricted to second line use after urokinase.

Prescribing Notes:

It should be noted that different alteplase preparations have different licensed indications

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/2814.htm

RETEPLASE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/60577.htm

STREPTOKINASE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/2818.htm

TENECTEPLASE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/106045.htm