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Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic Acid (TXA) is a medication used to help with clotting. TXA is used to treat bleeding including vaginal and in-operative bleeding as it supports clotting and works to prevent unnecessary blood transfusions.

It can be given orally, intravenously and topically; your physician will decide the most appropriate way for you to receive this medication.

  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to any ingredients in TXA
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections)
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a blood clot, if you have blood clotting condition, or if you have been told you are at risk of having a blood clot
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy

The most common side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Sinus / back / stomach pain
  • Bone, joint, or muscle pain

Potential serious side effects:

If you experience these, please stop taking TXA and call your MD immediately / seek emergency treatment:

  • Hives / rash / itching
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Hoarseness
  • Changes in vision, including colour vision
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Leg pain, swelling, tenderness, redness, or warmth