Tranexamic acid (By mouth)
Hemostatic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
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.
Start taking this medicine when your monthly period starts. Do not take this medicine for more than 5 days during your period. Do not take more than 6 tablets in one day.
Swallow the tablet whole with liquids. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Missed dose: If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. Wait at least 6 hours before you take another dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not use this medicine together with birth control that uses hormones, such as pills or a vaginal ring.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use if you had an allergic reaction to tranexamic acid, or if you have blood clot problems or a history of blood clots.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Higher risk of blood clots (which can lead to heart attack or stroke) when used with hormone birth control, such as pills or a patch Eye and vision problems
If this medicine does not reduce your bleeding after 2 menstrual cycles or if it seems to stop working, check with your doctor.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
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:
Numbness or weakness on one side of your body, sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking
Pain in your lower leg
Trouble seeing, vision changes
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Runny or stuffy nose
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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