Preventing and treating severe bleeding in patients with medical conditions that cause blood clots to dissolve faster than normal and lead to severe bleeding, including hemophilia; aplastic anemia; lung, prostate, stomach and cervical cancer; cirrhosis; and certain complications of surgery.
Aminocaproic Acid is an antifibrinolytic. It works by blocking the breakdown of blood clots.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Aminocaproic Acid . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Aminocaproic Acid . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Aminocaproic Acid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Aminocaproic Acid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Aminocaproic Acid .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Confusion; decreased vision; diarrhea; dizziness; fatigue or tiredness; general body discomfort; headache; lightheadedness; muscle aches or swelling; nausea; pain; ringing in the ears; stomach pain; stuffy nose; swelling; vomiting; watery eyes.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); delirium; fainting; fever; hallucinations; muscle pain or weakness; seizures; slow heartbeat; sore throat; stroke; sudden change in the amount of urine you are producing; swelling of ankles, feet, or hands; unusual bleeding or bruising.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fainting; seizures; severe or unusual weakness; sudden change in amount of urine you produce.Proper storage of Aminocaproic Acid :
Store Aminocaproic Acid at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Aminocaproic Acid out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Aminocaproic Acid . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.