Inpharma Weekly

, Volume 1179, Issue 1, pp 13–14 | Cite as

Keeping up with the lytics

  • Rosalind Black
Newsletter Article


At present, alteplase [rt-PA] is the only thrombolytic drug approved for use in acute ischaemic stroke and it must be administered within 3 hours of stroke onset. Data reported at the 24th International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation [ Nashville, US; February 1999 ] included contradictory reports on the effectiveness of alteplase administered up to 6 hours after stroke onset, the use of alteplase in clinical practice and the promising efficacy of other thrombolytic drugs.


Acute Stroke Acute Ischaemic Stroke Alteplase Stroke Onset Protocol Violation 
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  • Rosalind Black

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