GENERIC NAME: AMINOCAPROIC ACID - ORAL (a-MEE-noe-ka-PROE-ik-AS-id)
BRAND NAME(S): Amicar
USES: This medication is used to treat severe bleeding caused by problems with the blood clotting system, which helps you to stop bleeding. 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: Take this medication by mouth exactly as directed by your doctor. It is important to take each dose at the correct time for this medication to be most effective. Do not skip any doses or take this medication more often than prescribed.If you are using the liquid form of this medication, measure your dose with a special measuring spoon or device. Do not use a household spoon because it may not provide the correct dose.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual tiredness, dizziness, stuffy nose, or watery eyes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: ringing in the ears, vision changes, shortness of breath.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: muscle pain/weakness, change in the amount of urine, confusion, slow heartbeat, persistent sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising.Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, seizures.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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