Abbott Laboratories | Abbokinase (Medication)
Abbokinase is generically known as Urokinase, which is a synthetic protein that can be found naturally in the kidneys. This thrombolytic agent works by breaking up and dissolving blood clots which can block arteries. Urokinase is used in the treatment of very serious blood clots in lung blood vessels, condition known as pulmonary embolism.
Abbokinase is given as a slowly injection into a vein, using a continuous infusion pump, by a healthcare professional into a hospital setting, usually over a period of 12 hours, or as directed by your doctor. For best results it is recommended to be administered as soon as possible after symptoms appear, within 6 hours of onset of chest pain. ...
Most common, Abbokinase may cause:dizziness, fever, headache, or nausea. If any of these persist or worsen, call your doctor.
More severe adverse reaction include:an allergy – rash, itching, difficulty breathing, severe dizziness, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives; easy bruising or bleeding; bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; sudden headache or problems with speech, vision, or balance; fever, chills, flu symptoms, nausea, vomiting, back pain, or stomach pain; drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite; swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath; urinating less than usual or not at all; red or purple discoloration of fingers or toes; weak or shallow breathing, blue-colored lips or fingernails; dangerously high blood pressure - severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure; or pancreatitis - severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate. If you notice any of these seek medical help immediately. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:stroke; severe liver or kidney disease; eye problems caused by diabetes; an infection of the lining of your heart, also called bacterial endocarditis; a blood clot of your heart; recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding; surgery or an organ transplant within the past 10 days.
Because Abbokinase can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely. Also limit your alcohol use.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...