Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid)
What is Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) used for?
Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) is an oral amino acid prescribed to treat patients suffering from conditions that cause excessive bleeding. It operates by preventing the action of certain enzymes in the body that break down blood clots making it effective for treating abnormally heavy periods, hemorrhaging following surgery, chronic nose bleeds, or heavy bleeding following an injury. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid)?
Strictly follow the directions of your physician while using Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) to get the most effective results. The typical dosage is one tablet taken two to four times each day, but your individual instructions will differ based on the condition being treated, your weight, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, and crushing them as this may destroy or alter 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 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 severe headaches, vision problems, painful urination, coughing up blood, trouble breathing, numbness on one side of the body, chest pain, unusual swelling, blood in the urine, faintness, or seizures. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you encounter that are severe or worrying to you to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) if you have a blood clot in the blood vessels or severe kidney failure. Also disclose if you are a woman with irregular periods or have a condition causing abnormal blood clotting, blood in the urine, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of application to prevent potential problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cyklokapron (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.