Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid)
Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) Dosage and Side Effects
CYKLOKAPRON is used to stop excessive bleeding after an operation or to assist with blood clotting.
Proper Use of this medication
Take CYKLOKAPRON exactly as directed by your health care professional. Always take the number of tablets your doctor tells you.
The usual adult dose is 2-3 tablets two-three times daily.
Depending on why you have been given these tablets, your dose may be different.
The dose for children is calculated according to body weight (25 mg/kg).
Patients with kidney disease should receive lower doses.
CYKLOKAPRON solution for injection will usually be given to you by slow injection into a vein as a bolus intravenous (IV) dose over 5 minutes or as an IV drip. Your doctor will decide the best dose for you, based on your weight.
It should be inspected visually for clarity, particulate matter, precipitation, discolouration, and leakage prior to administration.
If you forget to take your tablets you should take your next dose as usual. Do not take extra tablets to make up for the missed dose.
Along with its intended action, any medication may cause unwanted effects. However, check with your doctor or pharmacist promptly if any of the following persist or become troublesome:
nausea (feeling sick),
vomiting (being sick) and
If the injection is given too quickly, you can feel dizzy due to reduced blood pressure.
Warnings and Precautions
BEFORE you use CYKLOKAPRON talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:
you have kidney disease. The medicine can accumulate in your body. Therefore a lower dose might be given to you.
you have bleeding from the upper urinary tract. This shows as blood in your urine.
you have ever had any uncontrollable bleeding (including irregular menstrual bleeding).
you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
you are taking “the pill” (hormonal contraceptives) or anticoagulants (drugs to inhibit blood from clotting as much).
you are being treated for disseminated intravascular coagulation CYKLOKAPRON will only be given if your doctor has done blood tests to check you are suitable, otherwise other anti-clotting medicines may be a better option for you.
you are obese, diabetic, have been told you have polycystic ovary syndrome a history of cancer of the endometrium in a close relative, are on estrogen therapy or are taking tamoxifen.
Tell your doctor or pharmacists about any prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking, including natural or herbal remedies.
CYKLOKAPRON is not recommended for children under 18 years of age with abnormally heavy menstrual flow (hypermenorrhea).
CYKLOKAPRON may cause disturbance to your colour vision. If you are to be treated for several weeks with CYKLOKAPRON, it is advisable to have an eye check up (for sharpness of vision, colour vision, field of vision etc.) before you start on CYKLOKAPRON and at regular intervals. If you notice any change in your vision, especially in your colour vision, tell your doctor or pharmacist right away so that they can arrange for you to safely stop taking CYKLOKAPRON.
If you are taking CYKLOKAPRON for heavy periods, you should monitor your menstrual flow. If menstrual bleeding is not reduced after three menstrual cycles, consult with your doctor, an alternative treatment may be necessary.
If you experience (feel) dizziness, do not drive or use machinery.
Interactions with this medication
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any medicines you use including any prescription, over the counter or natural health products.
Drugs that may interact with CYKLOKAPRON include:
any medicines used to help your blood clot.
medicines that decrease blood clots (anticoagulants). Treatment with anticoagulants must take place under the strict supervision of a physician experienced in this field.
birth control that contains hormones such as “The Pill”. The Pill along with CYKLOKAPRON may increase your chance of having a blood clot, stroke, or heart attack.
hydrochlorothiazide, desmopressin, sulbactam-ampicillin, carbazochrome, ranitidine, or nitroglycerin. These medicines along with CYKLOKAPRON may lead to heart attacks.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.