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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) is a medication prescribed to promote blood clotting during menstruation, thus reducing bleeding due to heavy periods (menstruation). Non-FDA (off-label) uses are:

Side effects are anemia, joint pain, headache, fatigue, sinus or nasal problems, muscle spasms and cramps, abdominal pain, migraine, and back pain. Lysteda comes in tablets of 650 mg. It may interact with birth control medications, tissue plasminogen activators, and Factor IX complex concentrates. Lysteda is not approved for during pregnancy, and it is excreted in breast milk. Talk with your OB/GYN about taking this drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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