DTenecteplase is in a group of drugs called tissue plasminogen activators (TPAs). It works by causing the body to over-produce a substance called plasmin to dissolve unwanted blood clots.
Tenecteplase is used to prevent death from a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction).
Tenecteplase may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of tenecteplase (TNKase)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Blood in your urine or stools;
Nosebleed, coughing up blood;
Bleeding from a recent injury or surgery incision;
Bleeding around the IV needle;
Fast, slow, or uneven heart rate; or
Feeling like you might pass out.