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What should I discuss with my health care provider before I receive tenecteplase (TNKase)?
You should not receive this medication if you have:
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely receive this medication. Before you receive tenecteplase, tell your doctor if you have:
FDA pregnancy category C. Tenecteplase may be harmful to an unborn baby. Before you receive this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether tenecteplase passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Before you receive this medication , tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is tenecteplase given (TNKase)?
Tenecteplase is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will receive this injection in a hospital or emergency setting. It is usually given as soon as possible after the first signs of heart attack occur.
Tenecteplase can cause you to have unusual results with blood tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you have recently received tenecteplase.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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