TRANEXAMIC ACID (TRAN ex AM ik AS id) slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. This medicine is used to treat heavy monthly menstrual bleeding.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
bleeding in the brain
blood clotting problems
an unusual allergic reaction to tranexamic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Do not take this medicine until your period has started. Do not take it for more than 5 days in a row. Do not take this medicine when you do not have your period.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for female children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember, and then take your next dose at least 6 hours later. Do not take more than 2 tablets at a time to make up for missed doses.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
certain medicines used to help your blood clot or break up blood clots
certain medicines used to treat leukemia
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if you notice any eye problems while taking this medicine. Your doctor will refer you to an eye doctor who will examine your eyes.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
sudden or severe pain in the chest, legs, head, or groin
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
muscle or joint aches
sinus and nasal problems
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
TRANEXAMIC ACID (TRAN ex AM ik AS id) slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. It helps to prevent or treat bleeding.
This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
changes in blood pressure
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.