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Aminocaproic Acid

Aminocaproic acid is a custom drug utilized to control the flow of blood in cases where blood clots may dissolve too quickly leading to severe bleeding due to surgeries, hemophilia, anemia, certain diseases, and other causes or conditions. It is an antifibrinolytic and works primarily in the breaking down of blood clots.

How to Use Aminocaproic Acid

Aminocaproic acid typically comes in tablet or liquid form, taken orally on a timed dosage or as needed, and strictly as directed by your physician. If a dose is missed, patients may take the dose soon after, but should never double dose. Only take one dose at the predetermined time and preferably on schedule, as directed by your physician.

Possible Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects and aminocaproic acid has been known to cause any of the following side effects:

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations
  • Swelling of the Arms, Hands, Feet and Legs
  • Ringing of the Ears
  • Nausea
  • Blurry Vision

If any of the above persist, worsen, or bring on other symptoms, contact your physician or compounding pharmacist immediately.

With aminocaproic acid, there are many possible side effects, which if experienced, patients should contact their physician right away. Before taking aminocaproic acid check with your physician for a complete list of major side effects and form a plan during your consultation as to what side effects you may expect, and how to respond if you do experience any effects.

Contraindications

Do not use aminocaproic acid in the case of any active intravascular clotting process.

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