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Tranexamic Acid 500mg Tablets

Tranexamic Acid is an antifibrinolytic medication used to prevent excessive bleeding. It works by blocking the breakdown of blood clots. Tranexamic Acid is most commonly used by women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding but can also be used by patients following bladder, prostate, or cervical surgery, with traumatic hyphema and haemophiliacs after tooth extraction. It is available in tablet form without the need to see a GP when obtained through Prescription Doctor. However, hormone treatment like Provera 10mg Tablets or Norethisterone 5mg Tablets, which can postpone periods for up to 17 days, is recommended if one is looking to delay a period.

How Does Tranexamic Acid Work?

It prevents bleeding by blocking an enzyme that dissolves blood clots. By promoting blood clotting, Tranexamic Acid reduces excessive bleeding caused by factors such as heavy menstrual bleeding, hereditary angioedema, and surgery.

Tranexamic Acid Uses

Tranexamic Acid 500mg Tablets is used to treat heavy menstrual periods. It is also used to reduce bleeding during surgical procedures such as bladder, prostate, and cervical surgery.

Dosage and Administration

For adults, the usual dose is 2 to 3 tablets, 3 times a day. The recommended doses are usually lower for individuals with kidney problems. The time interval between doses should be evenly spaced during the day. One should consult with a doctor to choose the right dose and interval.

Tranexamic Acid Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medication can cause side effects. Few people experience side effects while taking Tranexamic Acid 500mg Tablets. It is recommended to stop taking the medication and contact a doctor or go directly to the hospital immediately if one experiences chest pain or tightness, trouble breathing, unusual swelling in the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat, or fainting.

Contraindications

It's important to note that Tranexamic Acid may interact with certain medications, including hormonal contraceptives, blood thinners, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Therefore, it's essential to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are currently taking to avoid any potential drug interactions.

If you have any further questions or concerns about Tranexamic Acid, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide personalised advice based on your specific medical history and needs.

Warnings

Tranexamic Acid should not be taken by individuals who are allergic to any of the ingredients, have serious kidney problems, have a blood clot in their blood vessels, or have disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Tranexamic Acid should be taken with caution by individuals with irregular periods, uncontrollable bleeding, a history of blood clots, kidney disease, or individuals taking oral contraceptives.

Tranexamic Acid and Pregnancy

Tranexamic Acid is not recommended for use during pregnancy. However, a doctor may prescribe it if they think the benefits outweigh the risks. If one is pregnant or planning to become pregnant, they should ask their doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Tranexamic Acid.

Tranexamic Acid and Breastfeeding

Tranexamic Acid may get into breast milk in small amounts but is considered safe for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. It is recommended that individuals who are breastfeeding and taking Tranexamic Acid speak to their doctor if they have any concerns.

Consultation Required

Tranexamic Acid, 500mg Tablets, require an online medical consultation for review by a medical team. It is then determined whether it is safe, appropriate, and effective for an individual.

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Mohamed Imran

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 19/01/2024

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Dr Giuseppe Aragona
Dr. Giuseppe utilises his extensive experience in general practice to ensure the accuracy and safety of the website's content.

Reviewed on: 19/01/2024

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  • Product Name: Tranexamic Acid
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  • Active Ingredient(s): Tranexamic Acid
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 500mg
  • Exemption: POM
  • Dosage: Typically 500mcg taken two to three times daily during the menstrual period. Follow doctor's prescription.
  • Description: Tranexamic Acid is used for treating heavy and painful menstrual periods. It works by helping the blood clot normally to prevent and reduce excessive bleeding.
  • Drug Class: Antifibrinolytic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Consult a healthcare provider for specific advice
  • When Pregnant: Consult a healthcare provider for specific advice
  • Price: GBP 24.99
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