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Brand Name: Cyklokapron Generic Name: Tranexamic Acid Indication: This Medication

Brand Name: Cyklokapron Generic Name: Tranexamic Acid Indication: This Medication

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Published by: ianecunar on Oct 17, 2009
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Brand name: CyklokapronGeneric name
: Tranexamic acid
This medication is used for short-term control of bleeding in hemophiliacs,including dental extraction procedures.
Drug classification:
Hemostatic, systemic; anti-fibrimolytic agent
Mechanism of Action:
This acts against breakdown of clots (by inhibiting or stopping plasminogen activation and fibrinolysis), and so it is useful in stopping severe blood loss as it increases clot formation.
: IV, Immediately before surgery, 10 mg/kg; then, after surgery, PO, 25 mg/kgt.i.d.-q.i.d. for 2-8 days. Alternative regimen: PO, 25 mg/kg t.i.d.-q.i.d. one day prior to surgery.
Special Precautions:
Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history,including: any allergies, history of blood clots or bleeding, eye problems(retina/color vision), kidney disease, head injury (subarachnoid hemorrhage).Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug. This drug is excretedinto human milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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