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User Reviews for Tranexamic acid

Also known as: Cyklokapron, Lysteda

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Bleeding Disorder 6 reviews 9 medications
   
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Menorrhagia 53 reviews 2 medications
   
8.2
Menstrual Disorders 37 reviews 71 medications
   
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For Menorrhagia: "My doctor prescribred me TA for my heavy periods.I am taking it for a 3 months now and I must say that my life is much easier. My period last for 7 days but I am taking TA for only 4 days as I figured out that taking them only 4 days is enough as those days are the worst anyway. My dosage is 2 tablets 3 times a day(500mg each tablet). Only difference I noticed is that my period each month is slightly late, for example this month was late 9 days and previous two months was late for 5 days .I am married and I have never been pregnant. I don't know if TA has any impact on your fertility but I can say that it might make it a little bit difficult to trace ovulation days because you cannot be sure how long your period will be late."

   
10

Denise Day (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2017

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For Menstrual Disorders: "Dr prescribed this for heavy period, clotting due to fibroids. Used to have to change pad (no use for tampon...flow too much) every 45 minutes. It worked within hours of taking. Now on 3rd month. First 2 cycles were heavy. Third one has been some light spotting and cramping but hardly anything! I haven't taken a single pill in over a month. Very pleased."

   
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KallyMc March 9, 2017

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For Bleeding Disorder: "When I was 13 my periods started to go mental, they would occur every 2 weeks and last for a week and they were so heavy I'd bleed through a deluxe night pad in an hour. I would spend school days in with the nurse either because I'd be in agony or I had just fainted. I wouldn't be able to sleep either as I'd constantly had to change my pad. My Mam eventually brought me to the doctor and because I was so young they didn't want to put me on the pill so instead she prescribed Cyklokapron . At first I had to take two 500mg tablets four times a day now I'm down to twice a day and it's great. My periods are still heavy but manageable, I'm no longer severely anemic I only get week long periods once a month. My periods no longer ruin my life."

   
8.0

Orla32 February 22, 2017

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For Menorrhagia: "I took it for three days before the left side of my face went numb, and my coordination/depth perception became screwy. I went to the ER, where they diagnosed a "Partial" Bell's Palsy. There were so many Drs (Including neurologists) talking about my case bc my symptoms didn't fit into any diagnosis. I think that this side effect should be better publicized! Now I want to know if this paralysis is ever going to resolve. Has anyone out there experienced this?"

   
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hfps (taken for less than 1 month) February 16, 2017

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For Menstrual Disorders: "I was prescribed this to reduce my heavy periods, which had been contributing to my aneamia - I had been getting annual iron transfusions for the previous three years. I'm on two three times per day for four days. They work as in, have reduced my bleeding significantly. I have not noticed any side effects during the days I take them. Initially when I took the tablets I would keep spotting for up to 7 days but the last few months my period is all over by day 5. My periods have gone from a 28 day cycle to a 35 day cycle - so I'm assuming this is a side effect. I do get some slight pre period cramping in the 2-3 days before I get my period now, which I have not had previously. My alternatives to taking this were getting a Mirena implant"

   
9.0

Annie OP February 11, 2017

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For Menorrhagia: "Transxemic Acid has definitely helped reduce the heavy bleeding that I experience during my periods. I find that often I only need 1-4 tablets to see a significant difference. Another bonus is that the pain has also reduced too but has not completely gone away which was expected anyway."

   
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Ay123 January 27, 2017

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For Bleeding Disorder: "I've had horrible periods since high school. I remember in high school when the bell rang I just sat there until the entire class left then walked to the office to get a ride home. When I got up, it was a puddle of blood. Literally a puddle. I'm 35 and would sleep with a towel under me plus an overnight pad because I would always overflow. I've started getting really bad clots and I am unable to take birth control pills. Bad bruises, weak, anemic.. You know the drill. So doctor suggested this... I'm on day 3 and it is a total game changer. I did a spin class this morning (usually day 2 of HEAVY flow) with a tampon and panty liner. I never ever thought this was possible. Small headache, totally worth it."

   
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Lindsay2014 January 25, 2017

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For Menstrual Disorders: "Where has this been all my life? My cycles were really heavy. I would use an ultra tampon and have an overnight pad on as well. I would go to the bathroom every hour. Now I can go every 3-4 hours. I don't have to worry about getting up in the middle of the night changing pads. Now I can move on with life and don't have to worry about going somewhere on cycle days."

   
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Pocahontas04 December 22, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "I'm 45 years old and scheduled for total hysterectomy for Fibroid cysts. While waiting for surgery date and having horrible, unbreabe pain while passing huge blood clots the doctor on call prescribed Tranexamic Acid 2 three times a day. Within 20 mins of the first dose, I had relief from pain!! Now on my third day and bleeding has substantially subsided and most importantly the pain is gone! I experienced no side effects. These were an answer to prayers!"

   
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TriciaAZ November 14, 2016

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For Bleeding Disorder: "first day taking the medication, the dose is take 2 650mg 3 times a day. it seems like alot but my fingers are crossed that it will help."

honey1642311 (taken for less than 1 month) October 20, 2016

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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I have only been taking this medication for 3 days but I can tell the difference already. After having a tubes tied I started experience even heavier periods than I did before. I've always had heavy periods but they got worse after my tubes were tied, I would wear tampons and overnight pads. Last night was the first night in over a year and a half that I did not wear a pad to sleep and it was marvelous especially since j hate pads anyway. Keep you up dated with progress like I said this is just day 3."

   
9.0

Renaelee (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "Just turned 40. Periods have been extremely heavy w/ clots galore and horrible cramps since high school. I've tried 4 different types of birth control pills, tried the depo shot, and tried Mirena; nothing worked. I feel like when studies say "9 out of 10 people" that I'm always the one person it didn't work for, whatever "it" may be. Doc said to try tranexamic acid first and if it doesn't work, to consider an ablation before considering a hysterectomy. I'll try to rate this on a pros and cons scale. PROS: My period got slightly less heavier midway thru the second day, but not light by any means. CONS: extreme dizziness, numbness in face and hands, severe sharp pains in my abdomen. Not willing to do this monthly. Guess ablation's next. :("

   
4.0

Period Hater (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2016

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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "Lysteda changed my life. For years, I have experienced incredibly painful periods with debilitating blood flow. I experienced severe anemia, bruising, and menstrual cramps that caused vomiting and fainting. I would clot through super pads and tampons at least one per hour (wearing them simultaneously even overnight) for five+ days. It was impossible to even leave my house because of how often I would bleed through my clothes. My dr recommended trying Lysteda before opting for an irreversibly surgery. (I am not able to go on bc or use implants due to a uterine deformity.) Lysteda started working immediately, within an hour. My periods last about 4 days now and I can get away with wearing just a pad. My life has changed and I am so thankful!!"

   
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Efs1987 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 2, 2016

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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "I started taking lysteda 3 months ago. The first month was great except once I was done my period came back but not heavy. The next month I had 2.5 days of mess and my period stopped. I didn't take anymore as it makes me feel like crap. Now 49 days later I still haven't had a period. Not sure I will take this again."

   
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Brianimal (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 1, 2016

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For Menstrual Disorders: "I suffered from severe bleeding during period that would last 10 or so days and also intense cramping. (Even the Dr was surprised the severity!). The severe blood loss lead to me being anaemic. I was recommended tranexamic acid and it has completely changed my life. It's over halved the amount of blood lost and now my period lasts less than a week (roughly 5 days?). Couldn't survive without this anymore! It's also good because it can be used along with over the counter painkillers to help with cramping!"

   
9.0

Breathe&Believe September 25, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "I have been using it for a year now only on the heavy days of my period. 3 times a day for the 2 middle days. I've had quite severe anemia and only 20 days cycle which means 7 days bleeding couple of weeks rest and here we go again. This is a great medication. Reduced my bleeding and helps me get on with my life while on it. Highly recommend"

   
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Justinaking (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 16, 2016

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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menstrual Disorders: "I had horrible reactions to this medication which landed me back in the hospital ER twice. Nine days later my body is still struggling to get this drug out of my system. I will never take it again. If you have a reaction to it, there is no reversing it. Use caution."

   
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Tiskerri (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2016

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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "Within 20 minutes of taking this medication one side of my body became numb, I got really confused, and felt like I could not talk and then I lost consciousness briefly. It was the closest thing I can imagine to a stroke, and the after effects from this very scary experience lasted for days. I was told to discontinue immediately."

   
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Ang.S (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "For 25 years I have had debilitating periods. Most months the cramping so severe I would need vicadin and tons of motrin. After several OBs suggesting a hysterectomy, another 2 an ablation, this last one prescribed TA. I can't believe I had never heard of it. I have gone from filling a diva cup every hour or two for 2-3 days, do barely needing a pad. This is a GODSEND for me. I have a life. I'm not completely exhausted, and I went to the lake ALL DAY on day 2 of my period. Now I need to work on getting my ferritin levels back up! I'm hopeful."

   
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Monthly Sufferer September 7, 2016

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For Menstrual Disorders: "This does not work. If anything, makes my bleeding worse. I have suffered with very heavy periods for years, and this does nothing. My search goes on for something else!"

   
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Bren8890 August 30, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "Hi, I am a 47 year old woman that was diagnosed with uterine fibroids and therefore, suffer with Menorrhagia and anemia. My doctor first prescribed Norethindrone, which made me bleed even heavier and longer with the most horrible cramps ever! I went back to my GYN and she prescribed the Tranexamic Acid. So far, so good! My bleeding is very light, and I only bled for four days as opposed to the usual 10 days. I have not experienced any side effects at all. I just started taking the medicine but so far, I have no complaints, other than I have to pay for it every month. There are only 30 pills in the bottle and you need to take two pills, three times a day for five days. But, if it stops me from the heavy bleeding, I say it's worth it!"

   
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Monique&Denny August 10, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "I began to have heavy periods when I was very young, it was a nightmare to manage at school, because I had to sit through classes for a whole hour and afterwards would have to carefully waddle to the bathroom to change my pad! The first medication the doctors gave was the pill, a year on that and i had gained 1.5 stone and the periods were still too heavy. I came off the pill, lost the weight and began to take Tranexamic acid. I think I have been using it for around 4 years now. I take 2 tablets 3 times a day for the first 3/4 days of my period. The change in flow is dramatic and I really couldn't manage without them :)"

   
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Tara K July 25, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "I went through a good year or so of extremely heavy monthly menstruation. One cycle, I happened to be in Paris and I was desperate. Unable to do anything and feeling more or less bound to my room, I started researching. Researching a cure for this heavy and debilitating bleeding. I started my research and came across a UK medical site that referenced Tranexamic Acid and people's personal reviews regarding this drug. I walked into a pharmacy in Paris with my ipad in hand, with only a hope in mind. They had it, I bought it and took it. Within less than 30 mins, my extreme bleeding had stopped and I got my life back! I don't know how safe this medication is, but I have read nothing negative so far."

   
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Extreme monthly bleeding July 22, 2016

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Lysteda (tranexamic acid) for Menorrhagia: "This is my first treatment for severe heavy bleeding. I have two small fibroids. I'm on day two and this drug has made a remarkable difference. Its reduced my severe bleeding to the use of a panty liner. I have had NO side effects yet. This has been a remarkable change for me. I will follow up to let you know if it changes my length."

   
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cantwaittillmenapause July 22, 2016

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For Menorrhagia: "2nd mo. of taking 2 tabs approx 3x a day. I use a menstrual cup & over a 5 day cycle on days 1-3 I would be changing a full (.5 oz) cup every 1.5 hr or so. It has gotten to the point where I am so wiped out during my period that I can barely get up off the couch, I'm anemic and my ferritin is 5. I saw fairly immediate results by the 2nd dose. GREATLY reduced the bleeding, by at least 50%. By day 3, barely any flow at all and I can stop the tabs. No side effects for me, only lots of small clots during the bulk of the flow and then it seems to drag out several days little longer with lots of brown spotting, but I don't care about that! GOD SEND and starting to feel normal again!! Praying they keep working for me!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2016

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