Alteplase

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Brand Name(s):Actilyse

Indication:Stroke – Acute stroke

Rationale:1,2,8

Considered:Feb-07

Review Date:Mar-22

Comments:
Updated October 2012 NICE TA 264

Alteplase is recommended within its marketing authorisation for treating acute ischaemic stroke in adults if:
treatment is started as early as possible within 4.5 hours of onset of stroke symptoms, and
intracranial haemorrhage has been excluded by appropriate imaging techniques.