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Antifibrinolytic Agents (Systemic)

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antifibrinolytic
  • Antihemorrhagic - Aminocaproic Acid; Tranexamic Acid

Antifibrinolytic (an-tee-fye-bri-noh-LIT-ik) agents are used to treat serious bleeding, especially when the bleeding occurs after dental surgery (particularly in patients with hemophilia) or certain other kinds of surgery. These medicines are also sometimes given before an operation to prevent serious bleeding in patients with medical problems that increase the chance of serious bleeding.

Antifibrinolytic agents may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Antifibrinolytic agents are available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Aminocaproic acid
    • Syrup (U.S. and Canada)
    • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tranexamic acid
    • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Aminocaproic acid
    • Injection (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tranexamic acid
    • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Amicar 1
  • Cyklokapron 2

In Canada -

  • Amicar 1
  • Cyklokapron 2

Another commonly used name for aminocaproic acid is epsilon-aminocaproic acid .

This information applies to the following medicines:
1. Aminocaproic Acid (a-mee-noe-ka-PROE-ikASS-id)‡
2. Tranexamic Acid (tran-ex-AM-ik ASS-id)
‡ Generic name product may be available in the U.S.


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