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(tranexamic acid) Tablets
LYSTEDA (tranexamic acid tablets) is an antifibrinolytic drug. The chemical name is trans-4-aminomethylcyclohexanecarboxylic acid. The structural formula is:
Tranexamic acid is a white crystalline powder. It is freely soluble in water and in glacial acetic acid and is very slightly soluble in ethanol and practically insoluble in ether. The molecular formula is C8H15N02 and the molecular weight is 157.2.
Tranexamic acid tablets are provided as white oval-shaped tablets and are not scored. Each tablet is debossed with the marking “XP650.” The active ingredient in each tablet is 650 mg tranexamic acid. The inactive ingredients contained in each tablet are: microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, pregelatinized corn starch, povidone, hypromellose, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.
What are the possible side effects of tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron, Lysteda)?
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...
What are the precautions when taking tranexamic acid tablets (Lysteda)?
Before taking tranexamic acid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding in the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage), history of blood clots (such as in the legs, lung, brain, eye), certain heart diseases (irregular heartbeat, heart valve problems), a certain serious blood clotting problem (disseminated intravascular coagulation-DIC), kidney problems (including blood in the urine), irregular menstrual bleeding of unknown cause.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/19/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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