Uses of Tranexamic Acid
Tranexamic Acid is used in the prevention and treatment of bleeding in conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding in women, bleeding inside the digestive system (Ex. inflammatory bowel disease), bleeding from the nose, blood in urine (not caused by the kidney (renal parenchyma)), control bleeding after dental extraction in patients with coagulopathies and after cervix surgery.
Tranexamic Acid: Antifibrinolytics
How Tranexamic Acid works
Tranexamic Acid prevents bleeding by blocking the plasminogen from binding with fibrin which results in bleeding. As a result, it prevents and controls bleeding associated with various conditions.
Common side effects of Tranexamic Acid
- Nausea, vomiting
- Diarrhea, stomach pain
- Sinus and nasal symptoms
- Back, muscle or joint pain
When to consult your doctor
Consult your doctor if you experience:
- In case of accidental overdosage
Health Tips for Tranexamic Acid
- Take tranexamic acid exactly as directed by the physician. Avoid exceeding the recommended dosage, as it can lead to adverse effects
- Before taking tranexamic acid, Inform to your doctor, if you are treat blood clots, including tissue plasminogen activators such as alteplase (Activase) and reteplase (Retavase)
- You should not use this medication if you are also using combination hormonal contraception because it may increase your chance of having a blood clot, heart attack, or stroke
- Tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies related to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals
- Avoid consumption of alcohol or smoking while taking Tranexamic acid as it may increase its side effects.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and relieve these symptoms
- Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding women