Tranexamic Acid (tran-ex-AM-ik AS-id)
Given before tooth removal to prevent or control bleeding episodes in people who have hemophilia.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not receive this medicine if you have an eye disorder that causes you to have problems seeing certain colors. You should not receive this medicine if you have a certain type of head injury or bleeding in your brain. You should not receive this medicine if you have a history of blood clots.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose, and how often you should receive this medicine. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given into a vein through a needle or catheter (plastic tube).
If a dose is missed:
- This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. Keep all appointments. If you miss a dose, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are receiving any other medicine to help blood clotting.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you have any other blood or circulation problems. Make sure your doctor knows about any allergic reactions you have had to medicine.
- Your doctor may need to check your blood or urine while you are using this medicine. You may also need to have your eyes checked more than once.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
- Chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood.
- Dark or bloody urine, trouble urinating, or a decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
- Lightheadedness or fainting.
- Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg, or on one side of your body.
- Pain in your lower calf.
- Sudden or severe headache, or problems with speech or walking.
- Vision changes.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Sudden mood changes.
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
Review Date: 2011-02-04