tranexamic acid (Lysteda)

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GENERIC NAME: tranexamic acid

BRAND NAME: Lysteda

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Tranexamic acid oral tablets are used for the treatment of heavy menstrual cycles.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of tranexamic acid are:

Tranexamic acid may increase the risk of forming blood clots.

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 650 mg.

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

  • Concomitant use of tranexamic acid and birth control medications can increase the risk of blood clots.
  • Concomitant use with tissue plasminogen activators (used to prevent or treat blood clots) can reduce the effectiveness of tranexamic acid.
  • Concomitant use with Factor IX complex concentrates or anti-inhibitor coagulant concentrates that promote blood clots is not recommended due to the increased risk of blood clots.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/22/2016



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