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Generic: Lysteda
It slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down

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What is this medicine?

TRANEXAMIC ACID slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. This medicine is used to treat heavy monthly menstrual bleeding.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

- bleeding in the brain
- blood clotting problems
- kidney disease
- vision problems
- an unusual allergic reaction to tranexamic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Do not take this medicine until your period has started. Do not take it for more than 5 days in a row. Do not take this medicine when you do not have your period.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for female children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it when you remember, and then take your next dose at least 6 hours later. Do not take more than 2 tablets at a time to make up for missed doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

- certain medicines used to help your blood clot or break up blood clots
- certain medicines used to treat leukemia
- female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections

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