Tranexamic acid (By injection)
Tranexamic Acid (tran-ex-AM-ik AS-id)
Given before tooth removal to prevent or control bleeding episodes in people who have hemophilia.
Cyklokapron, Tranexamic Acid NovaplusThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to tranexamic acid, or if you have bleeding in your brain or an active blood clots.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Some medicines can affect how tranexamic acid works. Tell your doctor if you are using birth control pills or medicine that helps in blood clotting formation (including anti-inhibitor coagulant concentrates, factor IX complex).
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, eye or vision problems, or a history of seizures. Tell your doctor if you are having surgery for a heart or blood vessel problem.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Increased risk of blood clots
- Changes in vision
- This medicine may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
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
- Blurred or other changes in vision
- Chest pain, trouble breathing, coughing up blood
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, 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, problems with speech or walking
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Pain, redness, or swelling where the needle is placed
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
Last Updated: 3/29/2022