Cyklokapron

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each mL of the sterile solution for intravenous injection contains 100 mg tranexamic acid and Water for Injection to 1 mL.

FORMULATION

Chemical Name: trans-4-(aminomethyl) cyclohexanecarboxylic acid. Structural Formula:

Cyklokapron® (tranexamic acid) 
  (Tranexamic) Structural Formula Illustration

Empirical Formula: C8H15NO2............................Molecular Weight: 157.2

Tranexamic acid is a white crystalline powder. The aqueous solution for injection has a pH of 6.5 to 8.0.

What are the possible side effects of tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking tranexamic acid and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • problems with your vision (including color vision);
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • sudden chest pain or trouble...

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Cyklokapron Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Cyklokapron

Generic Name: tranexamic acid (Pronunciation: tran ex AM ik AS id)

  • What is tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?
  • What are the possible side effects of tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?
  • What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?
  • How should I take tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Cyklokapron)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Cyklokapron)?
  • What should I avoid while taking tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?
  • What other drugs will affect tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?

Tranexamic acid is a man-made form of an amino acid (protein) called lysine. Tranexamic acid prevents enzymes in the body from breaking down blood clots.

The Cyklokapron brand of tranexamic acid is used to prevent bleeding in people with hemophilia who need to have a tooth pulled. This medication is usually given just before the dental procedure, and daily for up to 8 days afterward.

The Lysteda brand of tranexamic acid is used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.

Tranexamic acid may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking tranexamic acid and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • problems with your vision (including color vision);
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • sudden chest pain or trouble breathing;
  • pain or swelling in one or both legs;
  • migraine headache;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects include:

  • mild headache;
  • runny or stuffy nose;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;
  • back pain, joint or muscle pain;
  • tired feeling;
  • feeling unusually happy; or
  • feeling like you might pass out.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)?

The Cyklokapron and Lysteda brands of tranexamic acid are used for different medical conditions. Always check your refills to make sure you have received the correct brand and type of medicine prescribed by your doctor. Ask the pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine you receive at the pharmacy.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to tranexamic acid, if you are color blind, or if you have a history of stroke, blood clot, or bleeding in your brain.

Before using tranexamic acid, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, blood in your urine, or a history of endometriosis.

Tranexamic acid can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

The first dose of tranexamic acid is sometimes given as an injection (IV) just before a dental procedure.

Tranexamic acid tablets are usually taken 3 to 4 times daily for 2 to 8 days. Follow your doctor's instructions.

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your vision may need to be checked while you are using tranexamic acid. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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