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Drug Guide

Tranexamic Acid

    Oral / IV
    Tranexamic Acid
  • Mechanism of Action

  • Blocks lysine binding sites on plasminogen, preventing its conversion to plasmin and thus preventing fibrinolysis.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Reduction in blood loss post total hip / knee arthroplasty
  • Menorrhagia
  • Contraindications
  • History of / high risk of / active thrombosis
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Adverse Effects
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhoea
  • Change in colour vision
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