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Tranexamic Acid

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Tranexamic Acid is generally prescribed to stop heavy bleeding during a period. It works as an antifibrinolytic and thus stops the blood clots from disintegrating very fast, which in turn reduces menstrual bleeding.

Patients are generally discouraged from taking Tranexamic Acid if-

  • They are allergic to any component present in the drug
  • They have a problem of blood clots that are present in the brain, eye, or lungs.
  • They have bleeding because of a kidney problem or brain problem.
  • They experience irregular bleeding but its reason has not yet been determined
  • They are currently on birth control, like the pill or even the vaginal ring. This is primarily because such birth controls contains estrogen as well as progestin.

Before you start Tranexamic Acid provide your doctor a detailed medical history of your current health condition. Do not forget to inform him about any allergies you have or conditions like kidney problems and issues with vision. Also inform him if you are with pregnant or planning to conceive in the near future.

Tranexamic Acid should be taken as per the directions given by your doctor. The drug is meant for oral consumption and can be taken before or with a meal. It is best that you swallow the drug whole with the help of water or any other liquid. Avoid crushing or chewing the tablet as your body will not be able to absorb it properly. The drug should only be taken after the start of a menstrual period.

Taking medicines result in some side effects, but most people may not experience any or if they do, the side effects are very minor. Tranexamic Acid can lead to some side effects like- headache, pain in the joints, spasms, onset of sinus congestion, tiredness and pain in the stomach. Some severe side effects that can result when you take Tranexamic Acid include a bas allergic reaction, seizures, dizziness and changes in vision. If you experience a major side effect get in touch with your health care provider as soon as possible.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Hematologist before using this medicine.

Menorrhagia
Tranexamic Acid is used for the treatment of heavy bleeding that occurs during menstrual cycles.
Short-term management of hemorrhage
Tranexamic Acid is used for short term management of internal bleeding in patients who have hemophilia.
Tranexamic Acid is also sometimes used for the prevention of episodes of edema in patients suffering from this rare genetic disorder.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have a known history of allergy to tranexamic acid or any other ingredient present in the dosage form.
Acquired defective color vision
This medicine is not recommended for use in people having a defective color vision as it could make toxicity determination very difficult.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
This medicine is not recommended for use in people who have hemorrhage in the area between the brain and its outer covering.
Obstructive blood clotting disorder
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having clotting disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The clots may also move from the place of origin and lodge in other locations. It is not recommended for people having the disease in the past or who are at risk of getting it in the future.
In addition to its intended effect, Tranexamic Acid may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Minor Common
Sinusitis like symptoms Minor Common
Back pain Moderate Common
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Pale skin Moderate Less Common
Allergic Skin Reaction Major Rare
Muscle or joint pain Moderate Less Common
Unusual tiredness and weakness Moderate Common
Change in color vision Major Less Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Pain in the chest region Major Less Common
Dizziness and fainting Major Less Common
Presence of blood in cough Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2-4 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 10-30 minutes of intravenous administration. Time taken for the effect to show may increase with other dosage forms.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. The benefits of medication along with associated risks should be considered before using it. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine can be used by women who are breastfeeding as the risk of adverse effects of nursing infants are less. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember given that the next scheduled dose is at least 6 hours away. If you missed a scheduled injection of this medicine, then contact your doctor for further instructions.
Overdose instructions
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with tranexamic acid is suspected.
India
United States
Japan
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Tranexamic Acid as ingredient
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
TTK Healthcare Ltd
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Ozone Pharmaceuticals
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Ozone Pharmaceuticals
Percos India Pvt Ltd
Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
La Pristine Bioceuticals Pvt Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alniche Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nexgen Rx Life Science Pvt Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Kidney Disease Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in people with an abnormal or impaired kidney function.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Tamoxifen Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Since the risk of adverse effects is high, your doctor may determine the best possible course of treatment. It is recommended to take appropriate precautionary measures while taking them together.
Ethinyl Estradiol Major
Report the use of any hormonal contraceptive, irrespective of the form in which it is consumed, to the doctor. Use of these medicines together are not recommended as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high. Report any incidence of chest pain, breathing difficulties, the presence of blood in cough or urine to the doctor on priority.
Tretinoin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using these medicines together may increase the risks of serious adverse effects especially in the initial stages of treatment. Seek immediate help if you experience symptoms of internal blood clots like shortness of breast, chest pain, presence of blood in urine or cough, swelling of arms and legs.
Major
Report the use of any medicine used for improving the clot formation process to the doctor. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medication or schedule the dosing in such a way that there is sufficient time gap between the consumption of these medicines.
Tranexamic Acid acts on an enzyme plasmin which is primarily responsible for the dissolution of clots. It binds to the plasmin receptors and preserves the clot formed.
What are you using Tranexamic Acid for?
Other
Menorrhagia
Short-term management of hemorrhage
Hereditary Angioedema
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Thrice a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Headache
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

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What are hives?

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1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.

5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Bad breath is a dental problem which could also emanate due to poor digestion. It can also be experienced as a side effect of other ailments as well as medications. Smoking and bad diet may lead to this and it usually becomes a matter of low self-esteem as time goes by. Homeopathy is one of the most natural forms of medication, treatment and wellness when it comes to such problems that affect the lifestyle of the patient. These medicines usually combine very small doses of naturally found elements so as to cure an ailment or condition. Yet, it is important to remember that one must get a prescription for these medicines from a professional medical practitioner.

Read on to know more about the types of homeopathic remedies available for bad breath.

  1. Merc Sol: If your bad breath problem also comes with symptoms like a moist mouth or constant dribbling, then this medicine may be prescribed. This usually happens when the salivary glands become too active and produce more moisture than what the mouth can handle on a normal basis.
  2. Pulsatilla: This medicine is usually prescribed if the patient complains of a dry mouth along with a bad breath problem. This helps in treating related symptoms like the lack of proper hydration due to the lack of thirst. Not drinking enough water can also lead to the problem of dry mouth and thereafter, a bad odour from the mouth.
  3. Kreosote: This medicine is considered as a very effective medication for bad breath, especially if the bad breath takes place due to caries in the teeth. This medicine can also help patients who are experiencing bleeding gums along with caries and bad breath.
  4. Hepar Sulphur and Carbo Veg: The combination of these two medicines is known as one of the best when it comes to treating bad breath. The other symptoms that call for the prescription of these medicines include Gingivitis or gum infection related problems and symptoms. When there is bleeding and pus in the gums due to the infection, then this medicine is usually prescribed. Excessive salivation is also another symptom that is treated by this medicine combination. Hepar Sulphur can be used if there is a throat-related infection or ailment that can lead to the problem of bad breath.
  5. Carbolic Acid: A homeopathic doctor will usually prescribe this medicine if the problem of bad breath is accompanied by intense and perpetual pain in the abdomen. The patient will also complain of gas in stomach due to the ailment that affects the stomach in such cases. This gives rise to many symptoms including bad breath. Loss of appetite is also treated by this medicine.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Many times we forget about the importance of our health in the race to pursue our careers and goals. We take our bodies for granted and keep working them without stopping for a breath. While some may have mastered this art, there are many who may not be able to cope with such a lifestyle and may end up falling ill. The most common problem that most people suffer from is stomach upset, gas, or stomach pain, and all of this may be because of not eating right or having irregular eating habits.

It is due to such problems that people fall ill and then go to the doctor with a problem that may take much longer to treat. However, if the patient starts to check in with the doctor before the stomach pain worsens, it may be easier to treat because very often the pain arises from stomach ulcers. Ulcers are sores that are caused on the lining of the stomach or the oesophagus or even on the intestines. In serious cases, the sores may cause great damage to the stomach and may lead to much worse issues. However, with the right intake of food, the damage may be controlled in combination with medicines and treatment from experts.

Foods to avoid
In controlling the spread of stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers, it may be important to know the food that should be avoided so that the medicines and treatments taken for controlling the problem may work better. Here is a list of foods that you should avoid:

  1. Hot beverages such as tea, coffee, cocoa and milk should be avoided because they cause acid imbalance in the stomach.
  2. Anything that may contain caffeine should also be avoided.
  3. Alcohol should be completely avoided by those suffering from peptic ulcers.
  4. Citric or sour drinks such as grape or orange drinks should also be avoided for remaining at ease.
  5. Any spicy powders or seasonings, such as pepper, chilli powder and garlic should be excluded from the diet.
  6. Anything that is made from milk or cream and is extremely fatty in nature should not be consumed.
  7. Flavoured cheese that is strong and spicy should not be eaten.
  8. Meats that include high levels of fat or those that are highly seasoned should be completely avoided.
  9. Chillies or peppers in any form should be kept away from your diet.
  10. Anything that is made from tomato should also be avoided, such gravy, sauces or raw tomatoes.

When you start to keep your diet clean and healthy, it may be much easier for your doctor to cure you of stomach ulcers.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Tranexamic Acid
When is Tranexamic Acid prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Tranexamic Acid ?
What are the side effects of Tranexamic Acid ?
Key highlights of Tranexamic Acid
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Tranexamic Acid approved?
Medicines containing Tranexamic Acid
What are the interactions for Tranexamic Acid ?