Tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent, is used to prevent or control bleeding in hemophilic patients who are undergoing dental procedures.
The effects of this medication are short term and lasts only 2 to 8 days. It works by blocking the degradation of blood clots.
Your physician can also use it for other indications as he/she sees fit. It is only available with a prescription and is sold in a solution form.
2 What to Know Before Using
As with any treatment, you need to give informed consent before using tranexamic acid. You can be informed by discussing the risks and benefits associated with this medication.
If you are allergic to tranexamic acid or similar drugs, you need to inform your physician. You also need to tell him/her if you have allergies to food, dyes, preservatives, animals, and/or other medications.
Tranexamic acid can be used in pediatric patients since its effects are not limited by any age-related factors. Dosing of tranexamic acid in geriatric patients should start at the lower end since they can be more prone to age-related heart, kidney, and liver problems.
There isn’t enough research on the effects of this medication in pregnant women. Tranexamic acid should also be used with caution in nursing mothers.
Your physician may change your medications or not treat you with tranexamic acid. Concomitant use of anti-Inhibitor coagulant complex, chlorpromazine or tretinoin is usually discouraged but can be necessary.
Tranexamic acid can also exacerbate the following medical conditions and should be used with caution:
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