Aminocaproic Acid (By mouth)
Treats conditions that cause excessive bleeding. Also used to control bleeding during or after surgery.
Hemostatic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Aminocaproic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent. It is used to treat serious bleeding conditions, especially when the bleeding occurs after dental surgery or other kinds of surgery. This medicine is also sometimes given before an operation to prevent serious bleeding for patients with medical problems that increase the chance of bleeding.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
Liquid: Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze the liquid.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to aminocaproic acid.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have hemophilia, anemia, or other problems with your blood. Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart, liver, or kidney disease or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blood in your urine
Confusion, weakness, and muscle twitching
Dark urine, decrease in how much or how often you urinate
Slow or uneven heartbeat
Unusual bleeding or bruising
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Dizziness or headache
Mild muscle pain, weakness, or fatigue
Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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