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Cyklokapron Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Cyklokapron (Cyklokapron)?

You should not use Cyklokapron if you are allergic to tranexamic acid, or if you have:

  • color blindness;
  • problems with the blood vessels in your eyes;
  • a history of stroke;
  • if you have a history of bleeding in your brain; or
  • if you have recently had a blood clot.

To make sure you can safely use Cyklokapron, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease;
  • a bladder or kidney infection; or
  • leukemia.

It is not known whether tranexamic acid will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Tranexamic acid can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is Cyklokapron given (Cyklokapron)?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Cyklokapron is injected into a vein through an IV just before your tooth is pulled. You may need to keep using the medication for up to 8 days afterward.

You may be shown how to use an IV at home. Do not self-inject Cyklokapron if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles, IV tubing, and other items used to inject the medicine.

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your vision may need to be tested while you are using tranexamic acid. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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