User Reviews for Tranexamic acid
Also known as: Cyklokapron, Lysteda
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|Bleeding Disorder||1 reviews||8 medications|
|Factor IX Deficiency||1 reviews||10 medications|
|Menstrual Disorders||19 reviews||72 medications|
|Menorrhagia||29 reviews||2 medications|
|Summary of Tranexamic acid reviews||50 reviews||9.0|
Reviews for Tranexamic acid
For Menorrhagia: "I can't say enough about this drug. I've been on it three months now. Before taking this my periods were so bad that the first couple nights of my period, I'd wake up and, despite having the heaviest duty pads, the sheets would be soaked. I would change pads at least every hour or two during the first couple days. Now I take two pills a day, one at night and one in the morning and I am using very light pads with no accidents. The downside is that I do feel a bit of nausea and have slight headaches while taking these pills. Also, I do seem to spot for about a week after my period would usually end. The bleeding was just so awful though that I am willing to live with these side effects. It really works and it works fast."
SuzieQWho November 15, 2015
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I've suffered with heavy periods for the past couple of years. I wanted to make sure that I considered all options before choosing surgery. This medication is great, but has some side effects. For me, I have headaches and diarrhea while on this medication and a few days after my cycle has ended. I also found that my cycle last longer when I take this medication. At this point, I've opted to contend with 2 days of heavy bleeding and with a cycle that last 4-5 days, as opposed to taking the medication with extended periods, headaches and diarrhea; that could last 8-9 days. The plus/pro of the medication is that my periods are lighter when I am taking the medication, however it stays on much longer."
Sabrina0826 November 4, 2015
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For Menstrual Disorders: "Went to see my doctors about my extremely heavy periods, and was given pill after pill after pill but nothing seemed to help slow the bleeding down. I have now been on Tranexamic Acid for over 3 months and have experienced a few side effects. Some being more painful aches to joint and muscle pain. I have 2 periods a months and Dr's do not seem to care about the fact it gets so bad it is ruining my clothes, bed sheets and furniture. But theses tablets have made my normal coloured period into a funny black/grey 5 days! With huge blood clots and it seems to be getting worst. I am coming off the pills after this period and thinking of the coil."
GirlyProblems (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2015
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For Menorrhagia: "I took the medicine for two cycles. The first time only for two days and the second only 3 doses.. Not a fan of medication so I was trying to take as little as possible.. It took away the extreme heavy bleeding so I was happy with it . I was hospitalized last week due to a bad pain in my side what I thought was appendicitis and after a cat scan and a few days in the hospital I was diagnosed with ischemic colitis which they believe was caused from this drug..so I of course would never take it again. Wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience."
Danamustard October 14, 2015
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For Menstrual Disorders: "My doctor just prescribed this medication for me to use until my surgery. I am to take two 650mg tablets up to 3 times daily as needed. It is to be taken only during my menstrual cycle and not to exceed 5 days. I am always nervous and reluctant to take new medications. Yesterday I took my first dose when I was experiencing an extremely heavy menstrual flow and was getting very faint. I did not expect it to work so quickly! I saw a reduction of blood flow very quickly. I have taken only two more doses and I am still pleasantly surprised. I have noticed absolutely no side affects. "
KarK September 23, 2015
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menstrual Disorders: "First day on this med and I didn't expect it to work as fast as it did. Usually on my first day of my period I bleed so much. But even after taking the first two pills I saw the difference in blood flow. My last two pills for the day still I saw a significant decrease in blood flow. I didn't have any side affects at all my first day and time using this and hope that continues. So far this is the best medication for me and I'm happy."
kiki109 September 8, 2015
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For Menstrual Disorders: "I used to have super heavy periods, where even standing up would be an issue (now have bloodstains all around the house from leaking) and I would leak through super plus tampon and super night pad together after just an hour, now my period is 'normal' I wouldn't call it light cause it's still not light I think but it's just normal like other people's periods and I think it is FAB! and I would recommend this to any fellow lady with crazy mental periods because I've not leaked since! wooooo ((however cramps have slightly worsened))"
Lucylucylucyluuuu August 7, 2015
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For Bleeding Disorder: "I must say that after 1 year of extremely heavy periods, I honestly didn't think that taking these pills would help. I was using about 70 pads per cycle. Today is my 2nd day and the bleeding has slowed down by at least 75%. I don't usually comment, but I figured I should just in case someone is looking for some relief. I feel so much better already. Hope and pray it continues.."
gina618 June 5, 2015
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Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) for Factor IX Deficiency: "I suffer Acquired Angioedema. Ir's excellent to diminish angioedema episodes, rated at 250 mg.-daily. No side effects."
Chez, MD (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 12, 2015
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For Menstrual Disorders: "Tranexamic-Acid helped stop my irregular menstrual bleeding better than anything else did. In the past the Doctor put me on the pill and then some other medicines, but none of them worked as good as Tranexamic-Acid did at stopping it and controlling it."
all good (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2015
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I have horrible periods. Horrible meaning changing a super plus tampon every one to two hours with clots 7-10 days long. This includes during the night as well. Messing up clothes and sheets on my bed. My doctor recommended Lysteda before an endometrial ablation. Two pills three times a day for five days. Started on my third day. My first week, what a joke. Reduced my period maybe 30-40? If that. Gave me headaches and caused dizziness. Thanks for nothing. Ill be having a biopsy to have an ablation instead."
Elle Bhee (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2015
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I'm 31. I've been having extremely heavy periods for about 4 years, ever since I had my Implanon removed. I have been literally going through 50 super plus tampons in a single day. I cant work when its like that. I started Lysteda two cycles ago and although its helped lower the bleeding tremendously, they have also discovered I'm no longer ovulating. Although the medicine has worked wonders, I have gone ahead and opted for the hysterectomy as the dr says its the only thing that will fix it. So, this is my last extremely painful cycle to deal with! I definitely reccomend the medication for anyone with heavy bleeding that interferes with their life the way it has mine."
naalexanderfree1983 March 18, 2015
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For Menstrual Disorders: "I am 49 and have been experiencing extremely heavy and extended bleeding for several months. I do have fibroids but the bleeding has become increasingly worse each month. My doctor suggested I look into ablation a few years ago but I wasn't ready for that yet. As the periods began to get intolerable and after another recent ultrasound she suggested Tranexamic Acid to see if that helped. I began 3 months ago taking 3 pills at a time 3 times a day for 5 days on the first day. It made a difference immediately. No heavy bleeding or clotting and it ended in 5 days. This month, I am 14 days late. Not sure why. I have the symptoms but so far nothing. Not sure if it will return, hope not, but so far I have been happy with the results."
MandyMae (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 9, 2014
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menstrual Disorders: "Lysteda is amazing. I have menorrhagia caused by adenomyosis. I have dealt with disablingly heavy periods for nearly 10 years. I usually take two days off from work and wear diapers for the first two days of my period, waking up several times throughout the night to change. I also experience debilitating cramps and became severely anemic from the heavy bleeding. This is my first month on Lysteda. I just completed my third day of treatment, and this is the first normal period I have had in years - no diapers and no cramping whatsoever! My flow was so light that I only had to change my pad a few times on the heaviest day, and had no need for tampons. I highly recommend Lysteda."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 3, 2014
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For Menorrhagia: "My mom and I are symptomatic carriers of hemophilia B and both have heavy periods. My mom has fibroids while I don't. Tranexamic acid has been a miracle. It stopped flooding, gushing, and anemia. We're normal women again! We have found that you can cut the dose in half and it still works. We also wait to start taking it until we're about a day into our periods to make sure we don't run out before the actual end of the period. Do not delay taking the pills on time after you begin taking them each cycle or you may gush! I'm on medicaid and had to appeal to get them to cover the cost, but they did because I can't take birth control."
cstella33 August 26, 2014
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For Menorrhagia: "I have been on tranexamic acid for 4 cycles now. I was having very heavy "flooding" periods. My heaviest day I would have to stay home from work. It was overwhelming how often I would have to change a super plus tampon. My uterus is full of fibroids. My sister had the same condition and had a hysterectomy. That was before this was FDA approved. I feel so fortunate. This medicine is great. My bleeding has decreased enormously. I can sleep through the night. I don't have "flooding". I don't have to double up with super tampon plus night time pad. It is fantastic. My period longer by about 2 days, but really light bleeding. "
Dolores Church (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 10, 2014
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For Menstrual Disorders: "I love this medication. I bleed super heavy during my cycle. A pad and tampon will last for an hour at most. My doctor wants to do ablation surgery, but I wanted to try the medicine first. It really reduced the bleeding, but my periods went from 9 days to 13. However, they are light days so I'm happy. For the first 4 months I got a headache with each dose, but now that has gone away."
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 28, 2014
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "After bleeding for almost 8 weeks half the time very heavy with many clots and the other half lighter/less clots Lysteda has helped me. I am 52 and have had two endometrial biopsies and sonohistograms. Results:thick uterine lining, and a small fibroid. After being told the only treatment was a D&C I wanted to try medication as a first line of treatment keeping surgery as the last resort. I was told to take 2 tablets three times a day. By the second dose my flow was much lighter. I am also very anemic now cause I waited too long to pursue the medication. Ladies, try it, don't wait till you're terribly anemic like me. I also have IBS and was afraid of taking it but so far so good."
Missy61 January 18, 2014
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menstrual Disorders: "I am 45 years old and have been suffering disabling heavy periods for about 6 years now. My doctor suggested ablation for my heavy periods but I wanted to try non-surgical remedies first. This medicine is AMAZING. I take 2 pills 3 times a day for 3 days (total of 18 pills). I start on the 2nd day of my period which is the heaviest. My period dries up and is over within 4 days. I have headaches on or off this medicine during my period so I cannot say for sure whether that is a side effect. I have my life back each month."
GirliegirlWA (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2013
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menstrual Disorders: "I can sleep through the night. No more getting up twice to just let it all out and clean up the mess. No more running to the bathroom every two hours because I'm leaking through. I love this."
nagmom2012 (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2013
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I tried this medicine for the first time during my last cycle. It worked immediately and drastically reduced my extremely heavy flow. However, I had headaches the first few days. This is not a usual experience. Also, I am usually EXTREMELY REGULAR. As of today, my cycle is 14 days late. I am not complaining and hope it never returns. "
changed1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 8, 2013
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Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I take Cyclokapron 500 mg 2 tabs 3 times a day for 4 days along with 2 tablets of Naproxen twice a day famotidine one tablet twice a day. I am 47 yrs old and am suffering since 2 yrs. Fibroids (stable size) but excessive bleeding requiring changes in double pads every 3 hrs! The tablets are wonderful and am very happy. Reduction in blood flow by 70%. No side effects. Have tried it for 1 cycle and plan to continue."
star 2 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 2, 2013
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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I am a 49 year old female that has been suffering for 2 years with painful, heavy periods due to fibroids. First 2 days always had to double up with tampon and pad both; My gyn dr. prescribed me Lysteda also known as Tranexamic Acid. Dosage is 2 tablets, 3x a day, for 5 days. It started working immediately, cutting the blood flow by 50-80%. I no longer had to double up protection and I can now sleep through the night. I still had some cramping on the 2nd day, but OTC pain relief helped that. Side effects: 1 hr after taking the pills, light headed/slightly dizzy; minor headaches (nothing unmanageable). I found the pills to be too large to swallow, so had to cut them in half or thirds. Overall I love this medication, it has given me my life back."
CactusFlower in AZ (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 1, 2013
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