Urokinase is a thrombolytic medicine, sometimes called a "clot-busting" medicine. Urokinase is used to treat blood clots in the lungs. Urokinase might also be used for purposes not detailed in this drug guide. Preferably before you get urokinase, tell your physician if you have a brain tumor or aneurysm, hemophilia or other bleeding disorder, high blood pressure, or if you have just recently had a stroke, brain or spine surgical procedure, or medical emergency needing CPR. In an emergency circumstance it might not be possible to tell your caretakers about your health conditions. See to it any physician caring for you afterward knows you have gotten urokinase. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, in an emergency circumstance it might not be possible to inform your caretakers. Urokinase is made from human plasma which may consist of infections and other transmittable agents. After treatment with urokinase, your physician might recommend a blood thinner or other medicine to assist stop future blood embolisms.
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