This medication is an antifibrinolytic agent, used for reduction or prevention of excessive menstrual bleeding. It is also used for prevention of bleeding due to other causes such as peptic ulcer, bypass surgery, prostatic surgery, overdose of fibrinolytics. It is useful in hemophilia patients after surgical procedures. It blocks the breakdown of blood clots.
Tranexamic acid works to stop and treat bleeding.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It is also available as an injection to be given into the vein by a health care provider.
Headache. Back pain. Muscle pain. Nose stuffiness.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
Alert your doctor if you ever had blood clotting problems, for example in your leg or lung. Also alert your doctor if you have heart or kidney disease, or if you ever had a stroke. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad headache. Very heavy periods (menstrual bleeding) after 2 cycles. Any bruising or bleeding. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Alert your doctor quickly if you are taking any medication that affects blood clotting and if you are taking any of the following medicines: - chlorpromazine. - birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that contain oestrogen. - Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
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