Alteplase

Also known as: t-PA t-plasminogen activator Tissue-type plasminogen activator precursor tPA

Active ingredient description

Alteplase is a recombinant human tissue-type plasminogen activator, a glycoprotein, which activates plasminogen directly to plasmin. Once bound to fibrin, it is activated, inducing the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin leading to the dissolution of the fibrin clot.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Alteplase
B Blood and blood forming organs → B01 Antithrombotic agents → B01A Antithrombotic agents → B01AD Enzymes
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Alteplase
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01X Other ophthalmologicals → S01XA Other ophthalmologicals
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Medicines

Alteplase is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Austria Brazil Cyprus France Hong Kong

Canada United States

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Structured product labeling (SPL)
US
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

1RXS4UE564 - ALTEPLASE

CAS registry number

105857-23-6 - alteplase

SNOMED-CT

387152000 - Alteplase (substance)