Oral tranexamic acid is a prescription medication that treats heavy menstrual bleeding by inhibiting the breakdown of blood clots. It is the first nonhormonal drug approved for this use in the United States. Available as a tablet, it is taken three times a day for up to five days during your period. Possible side effects of this medicine include back pain, headache, and nasal symptoms.
What Is Oral Tranexamic Acid?
Oral tranexamic acid (Lysteda™) is a prescription medication approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. It is the first nonhormonal medication approved for this use in the United States.
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