What is Tranexamic acid?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Tranexamic acid is an antihemophilic agent it is used short-term in hemophilia patients to reduce or prevent hemorrhage and reduce need for replacement therapy during and following tooth extraction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Excessive bleeding 5 3
Von Willebrand disease 3 1
Bleeding after surgery 1 0
Hemoptysis 1 0
Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) 1 0

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tranexamic acid

Side effect Patients
Headaches 2
Nausea 2
Abdominal cramps 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tranexamic acid

Dosage Patients
500 mg three times daily 1
2 500mg as needed 1
2,500mg as needed 1
500mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Tranexamic acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Tranexamic acid

Duration

Currently taking Tranexamic acid

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Tranexamic acid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tranexamic acid after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Norethindrone (norethisterone) (Noriday) 1

Patients stopped taking Tranexamic acid and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Norethindrone (norethisterone) (Noriday) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tranexamic acid.