aminocaproic acid - injection, Amicar
GENERIC NAME: AMINOCAPROIC ACID - INJECTION (a-MEE-noe-ka-PROE-ik)
BRAND NAME(S): Amicar
USES: This medication is used to control bleeding. In an emergency, blood transfusions or other emergency measures may also be required. Aminocaproic acid works by affecting the blood clotting system, thereby slowing/stopping bleeding after surgery, in some bleeding conditions, or in severe liver disease.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by infusion into a vein by a health care professional in a hospital setting. It is usually given for about 8 hours or until the bleeding has been controlled. This medication should be given slowly to reduce side effects such as low blood pressure, or slow/irregular heartbeat.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. Consult your pharmacist. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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