Cyklokapron (Tranexamic acid)
This medication is used for short-term control of bleeding in hemophiliacs, including dental extraction procedures.
How to take
Take exactly as directed. Dosage is generally two to four times daily by mouth. Length of treatment is based on your condition and response.
Drug Class and Mechanism
This acts against breakdown of clots (by inhibiting or stopping plasminogen activation and fibrinolysis), and so it is useful in stopping severe blood loss as it increases clot formation.
If you miss a dose of Cyklokapron, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Store at room temperature between 36 and 86 degrees F (2-30 degrees C) away from sunlight and moisture.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies, history of blood clots or bleeding, eye problems (retina/color vision), kidney disease, head injury (subarachnoid hemorrhage). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug. This drug is excreted into human milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Possible Side Effects
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people, using this medicine will experience that or any side effect: diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, disturbance of colour vision. The side effects, listed above, may not include all of the side effects, reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks, associated with this medicine, please, read the information, provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medication with others. Eye examinations are advised for those using this drug for several weeks or more.