Aminocaproic Acid (By injection)
Used to control bleeding during or after surgery.
Hemostatic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Aminocaproic acid injection 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 prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
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.
This medicine may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blurry vision, changes in vision
Confusion, weakness, muscle twitching
Decrease in how much or how often you urinate, dark urine, or blood in your urine
Slow or uneven heartbeat, dizziness
Unusual bleeding or bruising
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild muscle pain, weakness, or fatigue
Redness, pain, or swelling where the IV is given
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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Brand names include
Amicar, Novaplus Aminocaproic Acid
There may be other brand names for this medicine.