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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
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Leeford Healthcare Ltd
TTK Healthcare Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nexgen Rx Life Science Pvt Ltd
Ozone Pharmaceuticals
Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alniche Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
Ozone Pharmaceuticals
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Percos India Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
La Pristine Bioceuticals Pvt Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
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.
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.

Factor IX complex

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.
What are you using Tranexamic Acid for?
Other
Menorrhagia
Short-term management of hemorrhage
Hereditary Angioedema
Stomach Pain
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Thrice a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Once a day
Four times 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
Back Pain
Difficulty in breathing
Change in color vision
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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
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Tranexamic Acid ?