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Amicar Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Amicar (aminocaproic acid) is used to treat severe bleeding caused by problems with the blood clotting system, which helps you to stop bleeding. Aminocaproic acid works by affecting the blood clotting system, thereby slowing/stopping bleeding after surgery, in some bleeding conditions, or in severe liver disease. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include headache, stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual tiredness, dizziness, stuffy nose, or watery eyes.

For the treatment of acute bleeding syndromes due to elevated fibrinolytic activity, the dose of Amicar is five 1000 mg tablets, or ten 500 mg tablets, or 20 ml of oral solution (5 g) given during the first hour of treatment, followed by one 1000 mg tablet, or two 500 mg tablets, or 5 ml of oral solution (1.25 g) per hour. This is ordinarily continued for 8 hours or until bleeding is controlled. Amicar may interact with blood clotting factors, hormonal birth control, or estrogens. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Amicar should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Amicar (aminocaproic acid) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

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Amicar in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using aminocaproic acid and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • sudden cough, rapid breathing, fast heart rate;
  • pain or swelling in one or both legs;
  • muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting;
  • swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath;
  • slow heart rate, trouble breathing, feeling like you might pass out;
  • numbness or tingling in your arms or legs;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin; or
  • confusion, hallucinations;

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild muscle pain or weakness;
  • headache, tired feeling;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • (in men) decreased amount of semen when having an orgasm;
  • stuffy nose, watery eyes
  • vision problems, ringing in your ears; or
  • mild skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Amicar (Aminocaproic Acid) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Amicar Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual tiredness, dizziness, stuffy nose, or watery eyes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: ringing in the ears, vision changes, shortness of breath.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: muscle pain/weakness, change in the amount of urine, confusion, slow heartbeat, persistent sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising.

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, seizures.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Amicar (Aminocaproic Acid)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Amicar FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

AMICAR (aminocaproic acid) is generally well tolerated. The following adverse experiences have been reported:

General

Edema, headache, malaise.

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Allergic and anaphylactoid reactions, anaphylaxis.

Cardiovascular

Bradycardia, hypotension, peripheral ischemia, thrombosis.

Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

Hematologic

Agranulocytosis, coagulation disorder, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.

Musculoskeletal

CPK increased, muscle weakness, myalgia, myopathy (see WARNINGS), myositis, rhabdomyolysis.

Neurologic

Confusion, convulsions, delirium, dizziness, hallucinations, intracranial hypertension, stroke, syncope.

Respiratory

Dyspnea, nasal congestion, pulmonary embolism.

Skin

Pruritis, rash.

Special Senses

Tinnitus, vision decreased, watery eyes.

Urogenital

BUN increased, renal failure. There have been some reports of dry ejaculation during the period of AMICAR (aminocaproic acid) treatment. These have been reported to date only in hemophilia patients who received the drug after undergoing dental surgical procedures. However, this symptom resolved in all patients within 24 to 48 hours of completion of therapy.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Amicar (Aminocaproic Acid) »

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