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    Tranexamic Acid

    Information about Tranexamic Acid

    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 prevents the breakdown of clots and stops bleeding.

    Common side effects of tranexamic acid

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice for Tranexamic Acid

    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 Tranexamic Acid

    Tranexamic Acid

    Q. What is Tranexamic Acid?
    Tranexamic Acid 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. Tranexamic Acid stops these clots from dissolving, hence reduces bleeding.
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid an over the counter product?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not an over the counter product. it is available as a prescription medicine only.
    Q. How long can I take Tranexamic Acid?
    It is advisable to take Tranexamic Acid, only for a duration as advised by your doctor.
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    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid stop menstruation (periods)?
    Tranexamic Acid 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.
    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid affect ovulation?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not known to affect ovulation.
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid safe?
    Yes, Tranexamic Acid is safe if used for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid an anticoagulant?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not an anticoagulant. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid an non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) or a pain killer?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) or a pain killer.
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid a hormone?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not a hormone. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid a contraceptive?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not a contraceptive. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid a blood thinner?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
    Q. Is Tranexamic Acid a steroid?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytics.
    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid help in relieving cramps (period pain)?
    No, Tranexamic Acid does not help in relieving menstrual cramps (period pain).
    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid increases your blood pressure?
    There are no reports of Tranexamic Acid causing an increase in blood pressure. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this symptom while you are taking Tranexamic Acid.
    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid cause weight gain?
    Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of Tranexamic Acid. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive weight gain while you are taking Tranexamic Acid.
    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid affect fertility?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not known to affect fertility. Please talk to your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant and you are taking Tranexamic Acid.
    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid make you tired?
    Tiredness has not been reported as a side effect of Tranexamic Acid. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive tiredness while you are taking Tranexamic Acid.
    Q. Does Tranexamic Acid prolonged periods?
    No, Tranexamic Acid is not known to prolong periods. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this side effect while you are taking Tranexamic Acid.
    Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid with an intrauterine device (IUD) like copper-T?
    Tranexamic Acid 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 Tranexamic Acid in this situation has not been established. Please consult your doctor before using Tranexamic Acid while you have an intrauterine device like copper-T in place.
    Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid with ibuprofen?
    Tranexamic Acid 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.
    Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid with the oral contraceptives (pills)?
    There have been reports suggesting that either Tranexamic Acid 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 Tranexamic Acid with amoxicillin?
    No interactions have been reported between Tranexamic Acid and amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Please talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid with a combination of paracetamol and codeine?
    No interactions have been clinically observed while taking Tranexamic Acid 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 Tranexamic Acid with oral contraceptives containing only progesterone like mini pill and medroxyprogesterone acetate?
    Tranexamic Acid 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 Tranexamic Acid if you are already taking a progesterone containing oral contraceptive like mini-pill and medroxyprogesterone acetate.
    Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid with paracetamol?
    No interactions have been reported between Tranexamic Acid and paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Please talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid with mefenamic acid?
    No interactions have been reported between Tranexamic Acid and mefenamic acid. However, interactions can occur. Please talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid with diclofenac?
    No drug interaction of Tranexamic Acid with diclofenac has been clinically observed. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)