Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid)
What is Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) used for?
Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) is an oral medication used to prevent excessive bleeding occurring during abnormally heavy periods, nose bleeds, eye bleeding as a result of injury, following a tooth extraction, or following the removal of the prostate gland. It operates by preventing enzymes in the body from breaking down blood clots. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid)?
Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) is normally administered two to four times each day at a dosage of one tablet. Your individual instructions may differ and will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets prior to use by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid)?
Some patients using Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include faintness, fever, flu symptoms, severe headaches, confusion, numbness or weakness, vision problems, unusual swelling, chest pain, painful urination, blood appearing in the urine, or seizures. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) should not be administered to patients who have a thromboembolism or severe kidney failure. Also inform your doctor if you have a disease that causes abnormal clotting, blood appearing in the urine, risk of thromboembolism, irregular periods, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.