Antifibrinolytic Agents (Systemic)
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For antifibrinolytic
agents, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to aminocaproic acid or tranexamic acid. Also tell your
health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such
as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy - Studies on birth defects have not been done in humans.
However, these medicines have been given to pregnant women without causing
birth defects or other problems.
Studies on effects of aminocaproic acid in pregnancy have not been done
in animals. Tranexamic acid has not been shown to cause birth defects or other
problems in animal studies.
Breast-feeding - These medicines have not been reported to cause
problems in nursing babies. However, small amounts of tranexamic acid pass
into the breast milk.
Children - Although there is no specific information comparing
use of aminocaproic acid or tranexamic acid in children with use in other
age groups, these medicines are not expected to cause different side effects
or problems in children than they do in adults.
Older adults -
For aminocaproic acid
: Although there
is no specific information comparing use of aminocaproic acid in the elderly
with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different
side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
For tranexamic acid
: Tranexamic acid has
been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems
in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of antifibrinolytic agents. Make sure you tell
your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Blood clots or a history of medical problems caused by blood clots
Blood in the urine or
Color vision problems or
Heart disease or
Kidney disease or
Liver disease - The chance of side effects may be increased