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Lysteda Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking tranexamic acid (Lysteda)?

You should not receive tranexamic acid if you are allergic to it, 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 tranexamic acid, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease;
  • blood in your urine;
  • leukemia;
  • a history of endometriosis; or
  • if your menstrual cycles are less than 21 days apart or longer than 35 days apart.

FDA pregnancy category B. Tranexamic acid is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

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.

Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without your doctor's advice.

Do not share Lysteda with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

How should I use tranexamic acid (Lysteda)?

Use your medication 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.

Lysteda is a tablet taken orally (by mouth) once or twice daily for up to 5 days during your menstrual period.

Do not start taking Lysteda until your period has started. Do not take it for longer than 5 days in a row. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 cycles of treatment.

You may take Lysteda with or without food.

Do not crush, chew, or break a Lysteda tablet. Swallow it whole.

Cyklokapron is injected into a vein through an IV just before your tooth extraction. 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. Visit your doctor regularly.

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

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