Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. Is this normal? What are the side effects?

Yes it is used . It is used by some for menorrhagia more so in europe than in us.It enhances blood clotting and seems to be effective for it.But first you have to know if it is true menorrhagia as half of the women who complain of heavy bleeding do not loose lot of blood side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Dizziness and low blood pressure deep vein thrombosis pulmonary embolism cerebral thrombosis.

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Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. What are the side effects?

Nausea,vomiting,diar. Side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Dizziness and low blood pressure deep vein thrombosis pulmonary embolism cerebral thrombosis acute renal cortical necrosis central retinal artery and vein obstruction acute allergic reaction headache stuffy nose many more listed but not all patients feel all the side effects and most can tolerate the drug, sometimes the dose needs to be lowered. Read more...