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Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic Acid

 Descriptions

Tranexamic acid is used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women. This medicine may be used by teenage females, but is not intended for use before the start of menstruation.Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent. It works by blocking the breakdown of blood clots, which prevents bleeding.This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

How should this medicine be used?

Tranexamic acid comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food three times a day for up to 5 days during monthly menstruation. You should begin taking this medication each month when your period starts. Do not take tranexamic acid when you do not have a period. Take tranexamic acid at around the same times every day you are to receive a dose. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take tranexamic acid exactly as directed. Do not take tranexamic acid tablets for more than 5 days in a menstrual cycle or take more than 6 tablets in a 24 hour period of time.

Dosages

Do not start taking Lysteda until your period has started. Do not take it for longer than 5 days in a row.Lysteda is usually taken three times per day for up to 5 days during your menstrual period. Do not take more than 6 tablets in one 24-hour period.Take this medicine with a full glass of water.You may take Lysteda with or without food.Do not crush, chew, or break a Lysteda tablet. Swallow it whole.Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 cycles of treatment.Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it, but then take your next dose at least 6 hours later. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take more than two tablets at a time to make up for a missed dose.

In case of emergency/overdose

In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.

Side Effect

Stop taking Lysteda and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • problems with your vision (including color vision);
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • sudden chest pain or trouble breathing;
  • pain or swelling in one or both legs;
  • migraine headache;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
  • feeling like you might pass out.

Warning/Precaution

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding in the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage), history of blood clots (such as in the legs, lung, brain, eye), certain heart diseases (irregular heartbeat, heart valve problems), blood clotting problems, kidney problems (including blood in the urine), irregular menstrual bleeding of unknown cause.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

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