Compare Tenecteplase to Alteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke
You'll hear about more hospitals switching from alteplase (Activase) to tenecteplase (TNKase) to treat acute ischemic stroke.
Tenecteplase is easier to give. It's a single IV push, due to its longer half-life...rather than a bolus plus 1-hour infusion for alteplase. This may also speed up transfers for patients who need thrombectomy.
And tenecteplase costs $6,500/dose versus $8,800 for alteplase.