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Tranexamic Acid

Also known as Cyklokapron and Lysteda

Tranexamic acid is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine. It is commonly marketed in the U.S. and Australia in tablet form as Lysteda and in IV form as Cyklokapron and Transamin, in the UK as Cyclo-F and Femstrual, in Asia as Transcam, in Bangladesh as Traxyl, and in South America as Espercil. It is used to treat or prevent excessive blood loss during surgery and in various other medical conditions. It is an antifibrinolytic that competitively inhibits the activation of plasminogen to plasmin, by binding to specific sites of both plasminogen and plasmin, a molecule responsible for the degradation of fibrin. Fibrin is a protein that forms the framework of blood clots. It has roughly eight times the antifibrinolytic activity of an older analogue, ε-aminocaproic acid.

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Estimated Total Cost: $123.9 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed tranexamic acid to treat idiopathic excessive menstruation, rabies, blastomycosis, and west nile virus.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take tranexamic acid if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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