Elaxim 30Mg Injection is used as a thrombolytic medication. It is derived from an enzyme and is a tissue plasminogen activator. The medicine is administered through intravenous injection only by the doctor. The dosage is determined according to your body weight, health condition and severity of disease. You must make the doctor aware of any past disease which you may have suffered from including, kidney, liver, heart or lungs disorder. Take due advice if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy any time soon or breastfeeding. You must also make the doctor aware of any allergies that you have of any drug, food or substance.
There may be some serious side effects, one of which is bleeding. The severe bleeding may even cause death. Therefore emergency medical attention must be sought immediately. The patient may start coughing up bloody sputum, the heart beat rate can start fluctuating with a feeling of passing out. There may be traces of blood in stool or urine. There may be nose bleeding or a recent surgery, wound or cut may start bleeding easily. Other symptoms include allergic skin rashes or utricuria, thrombosis, vomiting, nausea, dizziness due to fluctuations of blood pressure, shortness of breath, high fever or hypotension.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Hematologist before using this medicine.
Formation of blood clots in the arteries of the lungs, heart or legs can actually kill a person. In such a case, the immediate medical action is necessary and the only way to deal with blood clots is thrombolysis.
Thrombolysis or thrombolytic therapy is a medical process that dissolves blood clots and facilitates blood flow to all parts of the body. Thus, it protects tissues and muscles from damage.
What are the causes of blood clots in the body?
How can you tell if you have blood clots?
• Swelling in one or more legs
• Cramp and tenderness in the legs
• Breathing trouble might indicate that blood clots have travelled to the lungs
• Sweating and frequent chest pain may suggest that blood clots have travelled to the heart
Thrombolytic drugs are injected into the body intravenously. They make their way to where the blood clots exist and dissolve them. If there is a medical emergency, the drugs are delivered to the exact location of the blood clots and immediately start dissolving them. Another method is inserting a device into the blood clot infested region to break the clots up. The drugs which on entering the body dissolve blood clots are called thrombolytics. There are many varieties of thrombolytics such as the following-
• Streptokinase - It is a kind of enzyme. It is used when a person has just suffered a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. Doctors do not usually prescribe the second usage of this drug. It is injected into a vein and can be administered to pregnant women.
• Tenecteplase - Also an enzyme, it is a plasminogen activator. When it binds to the surface of the blood clot, it makes the clot degenerate.
• Reteplase - It is actually extracted from E-Coli. It is a sterile intravenous bolus injection
The leading cause of heart attacks and ischemic heart disorder is the formation of blood clots in the arteries that connect the heart and the brain. Thrombolysis is often employed as an emergency treatment for this purpose. Thrombolysis is also effective against blood clots formed in the lungs (which lead to acute pulmonary embolism). Sometimes blood clots are formed in the legs, upper extremities of the body, the pelvic region (deep vein thrombosis). These clots may travel to the lungs and heart.
Consult your doctor before undergoing the treatment.