Extam 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Extam 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Extam Tablet

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Uses of Extam Tablet

Extam 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Bleeding
It is used to prevent or reduce bleeding for short period of time in conditions like heavy periods, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, nosebleed, tooth removal, after prostate surgery or after bladder surgery.
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Side effects of Extam Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Extam Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Extam 500mg Tablet with food.

How Extam Tablet works

Extam 500mg tablet prevents the breakdown of clots and stops bleeding.

In Depth Information on Extam Tablet

Expert advice for Extam Tablet

Do not take tranexamic acid:
  • before the start of menstruation.
  • If you are a woman >45 years of age 
  • If you are allergic to tranexamic acid or any of the ingredients of this medicine
Do not continue tranexamic acid and consult your doctor If you experience skin rashes or other serious symptoms like swelling of face, lips and throat causing breathlessness or difficulty swallowing, as this may denote allergy. 
  • Consult your  doctor if menstrual bleeding is not reduced after three menstrual cycles.
  • To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your vision may need to be tested while you are using tranexamic acid. Follow your doctor's instructions.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Extam 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Extam 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Extam 500mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactat
ion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
SAFE
Extam 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Extam 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Extam 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
SAFE
Extam 500mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver dis
ease. No dose adjustment of Extam 500mg Tablet is recommended.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Tranexamic Acid, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Extam 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Tranexamic Acid

Extam belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics, used to control bleeding. When you bleed, your body form clots to stop the bleeding. In some people these clots break down causing too much bleeding. Extam stops these clots from dissolving, hence reduces bleeding.
No, Extam is not an over the counter product. it is available as a prescription medicine only.
It is advisable to take Extam, only for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Extam helps to reduce excessive bleeding during a heavy menstrual cycle in women with regular cycles (25-31 days) with not more than 3 days individual variability in cycle duration.
No, Extam is not known to affect ovulation.
Yes, Extam is safe if used for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
No, Extam is not an anticoagulant. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
No, Extam is not a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) or a pain killer.
No, Extam is not a hormone. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
No, Extam is not a contraceptive. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics
No, Extam is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
No, Extam is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
No, Extam does not help in relieving menstrual cramps (period pain).
There are no reports of Extam causing an increase in blood pressure. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this symptom while you are taking Extam.
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of Extam. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive weight gain while you are taking Extam.
No, Extam is not known to affect fertility. Please talk to your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant and you are taking Extam.
Tiredness has not been reported as a side effect of Extam. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive tiredness while you are taking Extam.
No, Extam is not known to prolong periods. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this side effect while you are taking Extam.
Q. Can I take Extam with an intrauterine device (IUD) like copper-T?
Extam has been used to treat heavy or prolonged bleeding when an intrauterine device (IUD) like copper-T was in place but the safety of using Extam in this situation has not been established. Please consult your doctor before using Extam while you have an intrauterine device like copper-T in place.
Q. Can I take Extam with ibuprofen?
Extam can be taken with ibuprofen as there are no interactions reported between the two medicines. However, interactions between the two can occur. Please talk to your doctor if you have to take the two medicines together.
There have been reports suggesting that either Extam or oral contraceptives (pills) containing ethinylestradiol can increase the toxicity of the other by increasing the risk of clot formation in your blood vessels leading to complications like a heart attack. Please consult your doctor in case you are taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Extam with amoxicillin?
No interactions have been reported between Extam and amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Please talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Extam with a combination of paracetamol and codeine?
No interactions have been clinically observed while taking Extam and a combination of paracetamol with codeine. However, interactions can occur. Please talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Extam with oral contraceptives containing only progesterone like mini pill and medroxyprogesterone acetate?
Extam can be taken with oral contraceptives containing only prgesterone as there are no drug interactions reported. However this does not role out the possibilty of interactions existing. Please talk to your doctor before taking Extam if you are already taking a progesterone containing oral contraceptive like mini-pill and medroxyprogesterone acetate.
Q. Can I take Extam with paracetamol?
No interactions have been reported between Extam and paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Please talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Extam with mefenamic acid?
No interactions have been reported between Extam and mefenamic acid. However, interactions can occur. Please talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Extam with diclofenac?
No drug interaction of Extam with diclofenac has been clinically observed. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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