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Hemokapron tablets 500mg

(Tranexamic acid  500 mg tablets) is an antifibrinolytic drug.

Tranexamic acid is a white crystalline powder.

  It is freely soluble in water and in glacial acetic acid and is very slightly soluble in ethanol and practically insoluble in ether.

  The molecular formula is C8H15N02 and the molecular weight is 157.2.

   Tranexamic acid tablets are provided as white oval-shaped tablets and are not scored.

   The active ingredient in each tablet is 500mg tranexamic acid.

  The inactive ingredients contained in each tablet are: microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, pregelatinized corn starch, povidone, hypromellose, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.

 

Mechanism of action

  Inhibitory effect on activation of plasminogen in fibrinolytic cycle.

Tranexamic acid works by helping the blood clot normally to prevent and stop prolonged bleeding. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-fibrinolytic.

 

USES

  This medication is used short-term in people with a certain type of bleeding disorder (hemophilia) to prevent and reduce bleeding from having a tooth pulled (extraction).

It is also used in people with other high-risk bleeding conditions to control bleeding at such times as after surgery or an injury, during heavy nosebleeds, or during heavy menstrual bleeding.

  HOW TO USE:

  Take this medication by mouth, usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Dosage is also based on your weight. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed.Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

 MISSED DOSE

   If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.

Do not double the dose to catch up.

SIDE EFFECTS

  Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and muscle pain may occur.

  If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.

  Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Although unlikely, this medication may cause serious blood clot problems.

  Stop taking tranexamic acid and get medical help right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: coughing up blood, fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, swelling/weakness/redness/pain in the arms/legs, signs of a stroke (such as weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes, confusion), change in the amount of urine, vision changes (such as color vision changes, decreased vision/blindness).

  A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

 This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

  Before taking tranexamic acid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.

 This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

  Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding in the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage), history of blood clots (such as in the legs, lung, brain, eye), certain heart diseases (irregular heartbeat, heart valve problems), a certain serious blood clotting problem (disseminated intravascular coagulation-DIC), kidney problems (including blood in the urine),

irregular menstrual bleeding of unknown cause because of risk of thrombosis.

Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., eye examinations) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

 

Precautions

  Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Limit alcoholic beverages.

Kidney function declines as you grow older.

This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, the elderly may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.

Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This drug passes into breast milk.

 Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

 

  Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

This medication is usually used during menstrual period. Therefore, it is unlikely to be used during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.

 

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

   Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

   Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin, heparin), aminocaproic acid, factor IX complex, anti-inhibitor coagulant concentrates, drugs that can cause blood clots (e.g., estrogens, birth control pills/patch/ring).

  Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as aspirin, Ipobrufen, naproxen) that may increase your risk of bleeding.

Low-dose aspirin should be continued if prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or  stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day).

 

OVERDOSE

Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness, vomiting.

packing

Hemokapron tablets box contains 2 strips each strip 10 tablets.

 

STORAGE

 Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.

Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.

Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed.