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    Tranexamic Acid

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    Tranexamic acid uses

    Tranexamic Acid 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.

    How tranexamic acid works

    Tranexamic Acid is an anti-fibrinolytic. It works by preventing the breakdown of blood clots to control excessive bleeding during periods, or after surgery.

    Common side effects of tranexamic acid

    Tiredness, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Nasal congestion, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:31 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Tranexamic Acid

    • Tranexamic Acid helps prevent or reduce heavy bleeding post surgery and in conditions such as heavy periods, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and nosebleeds.
    • Your doctor will prescribe the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
    • If taking for heavy periods, take it on the first day as taking it before or after will not have any benefit.
    • Your doctor may monitor your vision regularly while you are taking this medicine.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver disease.
    • Inform your doctor if there is no improvement in your bleeding after using this medicine for three consecutive periods.

    Frequently asked questions for Tranexamic Acid

    Tranexamic Acid

    Q. How long does Tranexamic Acid take to stop bleeding?

    Usually, Tranexamic Acid starts working in 30 min of taking it. The affect of this medicine stays for 3 hours. If your bleeding does not seem to stop even after taking Tranexamic Acid, contact your doctor immediately.

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)