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 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

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Joint pain, Headache, Back pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Hypotension (low blood pressure), Sinus disorder, Nasal discomfort, Muscle cramp, Migraine, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Allergic dermatitis, Lightheadedness, Thromboembolism
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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. Can Tranexamic Acid cause pulmonary embolism?

Tranexamic Acid promotes blood clotting and can rarely cause blood clot to travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) which can turn fatal sometimes. Pulmonary embolism is not a common side effect in patients taking Tranexamic Acid but can occur in overdosing, patients with long bedrest or prone individuals. Evidence suggests that the increased risk of clot can be due to some other additional risk factors as well.

Q. Can you take Tranexamic Acid on an empty stomach?

Tranexamic Acid can be taken with or without food with a glass of water. The medicine should be swallowed as a whole and should not be crushed or chewed.

Q. Can I take Tranexamic Acid for more than 5 days?

The dose and duration of this medicine is decided by the type of disease for which it is prescribed. For heavy bleeding during monthly menstruation, it is usually taken for up to 5 days. For other conditions it can be prescribed for less than 5 days and even more that 5 days which is decided by the prescribing physician.

Q. Does Tranexamic Acid affect fertility?

No, Tranexamic Acid does not affect fertility. It is taken for heavy menstrual bleeding and evidence suggests no interference of this medicine with ovulation (release of eggs from the ovaries). Therefore, this medicine is not a type of contraceptive medicine and it will not affect your chances of becoming pregnant.

Q. Can Tranexamic Acid be taken for nose bleeding?

Yes, Tranexamic Acid can be used for nose bleeding. It helps to clot the blood and prevent bleeding. If the bleeding is frequently observed then the medicine can be even taken for a week.


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