tranexamic acid 500 milligram tablet - oral, Cyklokapron
GENERIC NAME: TRANEXAMIC ACID 500 MILLIGRAM TABLET - ORAL (TRAN-ex-AM-ik AS-id)
BRAND NAME(S): Cyklokapron
USES: This medication is used short-term in people with a certain type of bleeding disorder (hemophilia) to prevent and reduce bleeding from having a tooth pulled (extraction). It is also used in people with other high-risk bleeding conditions to control bleeding at such times as after surgery or an injury, during heavy nosebleeds, or during heavy menstrual bleeding.Tranexamic acid works by helping the blood clot normally to prevent and stop prolonged bleeding. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-fibrinolytics.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Dosage is also based on your weight. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed.Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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