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Avoid Pause xt tablet with Vitamin K rich food such as spinach, collards, broccoli, spring onions, cucumber and dried basil.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pause xt tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Pause xt tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Tranexamic Acid(500mg)


Tranexamic acid is used as tablet in treatment of women with cyclical heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). In the form of an injection, it is used to prevent excessive bleeding during cervical surgery, dental extractions in patients who have a hereditary blood clotting disturbances (hemophilia), surgery for removal of prostate, in hemorrhagic complications associated with therapy used to break down blood clots in the body or in disseminated intravascular coagulation (serious condition when the blood in the entire body begins to clot).

How it works

Tranexamic acid belongs to a class of medication called as antifibrinolytic. It prevents bleeding during heavy menstruation, surgery or clotting disorders by not allowing the blood clots formed in your body to break down.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Pale colored skin, Abdominal pain, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Back pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Bone pain, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Sinus pain
Tribasic Calcium Phosphate(144mg)


Tribasic calcium phosphate is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).

How it works

Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping strong bones.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Excessive thirst, Muscle pain, Bone pain, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Constipation, Headache, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Weakness, Fatigue, Weight loss


Vitamin K deficiency, severe hypoprothrombinaemia.

How it works

Menadione is a synthetic lipid-soluble vitamin K analogue. It is an essential cofactor in the hepatic synthesis of prothrombin (factor II) and other blood clotting factors (factors VII, IX, X and proteins C and S), and in the function of proteins important for bone development (e.g. osteocalcin).

Common side effects

Inflammation of a vein, Shock, Cardiovascular collapse, Chest tightness, Chest pain, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Shortness of breath, Flushing, Increased sweating, Injection site reaction
Citrus Bioflavonoid(150mg)


For treating the scurvy

How it works

Being a drug of herbal origin it exerts it's mode of action in one or more different ways hence it's mode of action is not clearly understood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach upset, Vomiting


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Expert advice for PAUSE XT

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.

Frequently asked questions for PAUSE XT

Tranexamic Acid

Q. Is tranexamic acid a NSAID/steroid/a blood thinner/painkiller?
No, tranexamic acid belongs to a class of medications called antifibrinolytic, which are used to prevent the breakdown of blood clots in the body, thereby reducing bleeding. It is not an NSAID, steroid, blood thinner, or pain-killer.
Q. Is tranexamic acid an over the counter drug?
No, it is available as a prescription drug.
Q. Is tranexamic acid FDA approved?
Yes, tranexamic acid is approved by FDA, and marketed in most countries.
Q. Can I take tranexamic acid with ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ mefanamic acid/ diclofenac/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) /antibiotics?
Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) are contraindicated with tranexamic acid. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with paracetamol, ibuprofen or diclofenac. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly.
Q. How long can I take Tranexamic acid?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Does tranexamic acid stop period/ period pain?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It may not reduce the pain associated with periods.
Q. Does tranexamic acid affect ovulation/fertility/ heels cramp/cause a blood clot/ stop bleeding?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It does not reduce fertility or ovulation, and is not known to cause leg cramps or, blood clot. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)