Trapic (Tranexamic Acid)
What is Trapic (Tranexamic Acid) used for?
Trapic (Tranexamic Acid) is an oral amino acid prescribed to treat patients with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia. It operates by preventing the actions of enzymes that break down blood clots to stop excessive bleeding. This action also makes it useful for preventing excess bleeding following medical procedures such as a tooth extraction. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Trapic (Tranexamic Acid)?
Trapic (Tranexamic Acid) should be used strictly according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Two to four daily doses of one tablet is normally administered to treat hemophilia, but your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. One daily dose may also be administered up to eight days after a tooth extraction to prevent excess bleeding. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken on an empty stomach but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Trapic (Tranexamic Acid)?
Side effects associated with the use of Trapic (Tranexamic Acid) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe fatigue, sudden severe headache, numbness on one side of the body, vision problems, faintness, painful urination, blood appearing in the urine, or seizures. Immediately inform your physician about any worrying or intense side effects that may occur to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Trapic (Tranexamic Acid) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have a history of strokes, a head injury, history of bleeding in the brain, recent blood clots, blood vessel problems in the eyes, or color blindness. It is also suggested to disclose if you have leukemia, a bladder infection, a kidney infection, or kidney disease as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Trapic (Tranexamic Acid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.