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tranexamic acid (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Cyklokapron, Lysteda)?

If you take Lysteda: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at least 6 hours later. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

If you use Cyklokapron: Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose (Cyklokapron, Lysteda)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, muscle twitching, skin rash, and some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.

What should I avoid while taking tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron, Lysteda)?

Avoid using a hormonal form of birth control such as birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings. Hormonal contraception may increase your risk of stroke, blood clot, or heart attack while you are taking tranexamic acid. If you need to use birth control during treatment with tranexamic acid, use a barrier form (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide).

What other drugs will affect tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron, Lysteda)?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • hormonal birth control (such as birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings);
  • tretinoin (Vesanoid);
  • chemotherapy medication to treat leukemia;
  • any type of medication to treat a bleeding episode or a blood clot; or
  • factor IX (Bebulin VH, Konyne 80, Profilnine SD, Proplex T, and others).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tranexamic acid. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about tranexamic acid.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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