tranexamic acid (generic name)

Lysteda (brand name)

It slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down
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What is this medicine?

TRANEXAMIC ACID slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. It helps to prevent or treat bleeding.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-bleeding in the brain
-blood clotting problems
-kidney disease
-vision problems
-an unusual allergic reaction to tranexamic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?


-certain medicines used to help your blood clot or break up blood clots
-certain medicines used to treat leukemia
-female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if you notice any eye problems while taking this medicine. Your doctor will refer you to an eye doctor who will examine your eyes.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-breathing difficulties
-changes in blood pressure
-changes in vision
-sudden or severe pain in the chest, legs, head, or groin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-back pain
-dizziness
-headache
-muscle or joint aches
-sinus and nasal problems
-stomach pain
-tiredness

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Last Updated: July 12, 2010
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