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Tranexamic acid is a medication used to treat or prevent excessive blood loss from heavy menstrual periods, nosebleeds, and in some surgical procedures. It works by preventing the breakdown of blood clots, which helps to reduce bleeding.

Common side effects of tranexamic acid include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and rash. More serious side effects may include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and changes in vision.

Brand names associated with tranexamic acid include Lysteda, Cyklokapron, and Transam.

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  • tranexamic acid
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  • antifibrinolytic
  • antihemorrhagic
  • hemostatic

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