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Tranexamic acid injection

What is this medicine?

TRANEXAMIC ACID (TRAN ex AM ik AS id) slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. It helps to prevent or treat bleeding.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing difficulties

  • changes in blood pressure

  • changes in vision

  • sudden or severe pain in the chest, legs, head, or groin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • back pain

  • dizziness

  • headache

  • muscle or joint aches

  • sinus and nasal problems

  • stomach pain

  • tiredness

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • estrogens

  • birth control pills, patches, injections, rings or other devices that contain both an estrogen and a progestin

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain medicines used to help your blood clot

  • tretinoin (taken by mouth)

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bleeding in the brain

  • blood clotting problems

  • kidney disease

  • vision problems

  • an unusual allergic reaction to tranexamic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if you notice any eye problems while taking this medicine. Your doctor will refer you to an eye doctor who will examine your eyes.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2018 Elsevier