Reteplase is a thrombolytic (THROM-bo-LIT-ik) drug that is used to dissolve blood clots. Reteplase is used to improve heart function and prevent congestive heart failure or death in people who have had a heart attack. Reteplase may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Retavase is a medication that is used to prevent heart attacks. This medication works by breaking up the blood clots that cause them to occur. Retavase helps strengthen the heart's ability to function and has been shown to prevent congestive heart failure.