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Cyklokapron

Cyklokapron Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) is used to prevent bleeding in people with hemophilia who need to have a tooth pulled. This medication is usually given just before the dental procedure, and daily for up to 8 days afterward. Cyklokapron is also used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. It is a man-made form of an amino acid (protein) called lysine. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include headache, runny/stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, back pain, joint or muscle pain, tiredness, or dizziness.

Cyklokapron is administered intravenously before tooth extraction in patients with hemophilia, in a dose of 10 mg per kg body weight. Following tooth extraction, a dose of 10 mg per kg body weight three to four times daily, may be used for 2 to 8 days. Cyklokapron may interact with hormonal birth control, tretinoin, any type of medication to treat a bleeding episode or a blood clot, or factor IX. Cyklokapron is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. This medication 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.

Our Cyklokapron (tranexamic 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.

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Cyklokapron in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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

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

  • problems with your vision (including color vision);
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • sudden chest pain or trouble breathing;
  • pain or swelling in one or both legs;
  • blood in your urine;
  • migraine headache;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects include:

  • mild headache;
  • runny or stuffy nose;
  • stomach pain;
  • tired feeling;
  • back pain, joint or muscle pain;
  • feeling unusually happy; or
  • feeling like you might pass out.

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 Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) »

What is Prescribing information?

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Cyklokapron FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Gastrointestinal disturbances (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) may occur but disappear when the dosage is reduced. Allergic dermatitis, giddiness, and hypotension have been reported occasionally. Hypotension has been observed when intravenous injection is too rapid. To avoid this response, the solution should not be injected more rapidly than 1 mL per minute.

Worldwide Postmarketing Reports: Thromboembolic events (e.g., deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, cerebral thrombosis, acute renal cortical necrosis, and central retinal artery and vein obstruction) have been rarely reported in patients receiving tranexamic acid for indications other than hemorrhage prevention in patients with hemophilia. Convulsion, chromatopsia, and visual impairment have also been reported. However, due to the spontaneous nature of the reporting of medical events and the lack of controls, the actual incidence and causal relationship of drug and event cannot be determined.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cyklokapron (Tranexamic Acid) »

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