User Reviews for Tranexamic acid to treat Bleeding Disorder
Brand names: Lysteda, Cyklokapron
Tranexamic acid has an average rating of 6.4 out of 10 from a total of 17 ratings for the treatment of Bleeding Disorder. 59% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 35% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Tranexamic acid
"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.."
"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."
Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) "I am 49yrs young and was prescribed this med. for long lasting, extremely heavy, clotting periods, at my wits end the Dr prescribed 2 tab (TDS) 3x daily, its has been 24hours now, what an improvement!! I noticed improvement overnight I went from using super pads every 2 hours to a panty liner today, no side effects (as yet).. what a relief, I wont use it all the time but its good to have hand when need."
"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."
"I've been bleeding for about 12 days prior to this I didn't have a period. Today is my second day and I've noticed the bleeding is a lot less. I just want the bleeding to stop its literally driving me crazy not to mention playing havoc with my sex life."
"I had an episode of severe gushing bleeding so bad that I have to change super max pad in 30mins and my knicker sand pyjama every time. I was diagnosed with fibroid few months ago. I was then taken in an ambulance as I was hypotensive and severely anemic. In hospital they transfused me with blood and gave me tranexamic acid IV. As soon as I had the injection I had the worst side effects - chest pain, heaviness in chest (gabrahat), Unusual pain, right leg calf muscle cramping, nausea and vomiting, cough, stuffy nose. I told my doctor and I stopped taking it. The medication surely lightens the bleeding but the side effects where equally bad for me."
Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) "I used this drug to help with excessive period bleeding. 2 days later I was rushed to ER for a possible TIA (mini stroke). Symptoms, couldn’t see, headache, couldn’t speak, couldn’t read. This lasted for about 3 hours. Had to stay overnight in ICU. Had CT scan and all sorted of tests done to check for blood clots etc. completely freaked me out."
"I was so worried because I had my heavy periods 29 days long and having clots and uterine lining are also coming with blood so my doctor prescribe me tranexamic acid tab 500mg two tablets 3 times a day. Means I start taking 6 tablets per day then third day no bleeding at all. I'm sooooooooooooooooo much happy because I'm too tired to wear pads Every time. Also only 1 side effect that I'm feeling little bit dizzy . Not too much. Thanks my doctor, I'm from Canada."
Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) "I was recommended this tablet a week ago and all its done is made the bleeding worse, going back to doc tomorrow ..... I fear something is terribly wrong .... Wish I had the positive experiences being shared."
Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) "I have been having massive period pains for about a month after my miscarriage, been on tranexemic and still didn't respond, I took the Cyclokapron because long time ago when I stopped my contraceptive it kicked just after 2 days. OOOOOOOOOH LORD I was starting to go insane with this madness sickness, and now all that it has been resolved by this medication. Thank you to my doctor Naidoo in Langa Cape Town for the prescription you awesome doctor."
"I will be turning 50 yrs soon and I have had constant bleeding/spotting for the past 5 yrs. I have had untold tests, seen about 3 Drs in my surgery and NO one can tell me why I'm bleeding/spotting so often. Out of a month I'm lucky if i had 5 days of feeling normal. I cannot wear Tampax so living in pads every day is driving me mad, bordering depression now. Two days ago I went back to the surgery saw a Dr I saw 4 yrs ago and now he has referred me to have more tests done with the possibility of having a hysterectomy, he prescribed these tablets and I have been taking them for two days now and no change. I don't know how long I can take them. I'm so frustrated with this bleeding it's affecting all aspects of my life, I feel like I'm the only woman in the world that is experiencing this! I even had the Mirena coil put in nearly a year ago and that was a waste of time. Hope this tablet will help but I'm not holding my breath."
"I have HHT, as do my siblings. They were told about tranexamic acid during their last visit to an HHT Treatment Center, began taking it, then told me about their positive results. So I asked by PCP to Rx it, and started taking it. This medication made a difference after just 3-4 days. Now, a few months later, my nosebleeds are infrequent and much less severe. They have become quite easy to manage compared to what they were previously, when I would be standing over the sink pouring/dripping blood for long periods of time. The only side effect I have noticed is thickening of oral secretions, which is no big deal...manageable by drinking lots of water to stay well-hydrated, and frequent oral hygiene using mouthwash."
"Tranexamic acid was perfect for me. It worked like magic. I have been having heavy bleeding for 2 months and a friend prescribed tranexamic acid for me. I took it for 4 days and the bleeding stopped. I'm now back to my normal self"
"I have kind of hemophilia and having gum bleeding and heavy menstuation, tranexamic acid did not help me at all. ( Daflon 500mg) ( micronized purified flavonoid ) 2 tablets 2 times a day was SO helpful Bad experience with tranexamic acid. Good experience with Daflon tablets. I wish this will be helpful for such suffering person from bleeding disorder"
"I have a hereditary vascular disorder called HHT (Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia). I have had daily horrible nose bleeds, to the point of needing frequent transfusions. Had cauterization and laser treatments, which only helped for a few weeks. I have been on the medication for 2 months now, and have had only 2 "gushers". I hope this improvement continues."
"We are done having kids. Over 9 years, I have tried several different IUDs and pills, but results were unsatisfactory overall. I came off the pill and took the Depo Provera shot one week ago. My primary goal was to reduce period bleeding and I was prepared to wait through spotting. However, Depo didn't work for me. I experienced VERY HEAVY BLEEDING with clots. I was prescribed tranexamic acid which has reduced the bleeding on day 1. I plan to take 2 pills daily for 8 days , and hopefully the bleeding will stop. Otherwise, I'll keep using tranex to manage symptoms till my 3 months on Depo expire. I will not be taking another Depo shot. I'm happy to manage my periods with tranexamic acid alone. I didn't try tranex acid while on the pill as I was advised of risk of increased clots. I'm so greatful to God for the invention of tranexamic acid and expect to live my life freely from here on now using it. I also considered ablation or a hysterectomy but decided neither was worth the risk!"
"So I've been on my period now for five months straight non stop have had two blood and five iron transfusions this go around my blood level dropped to a 4.3 and iron was a 4 today is the first time taking this medicine I'm taking two 650 mg three times a day I hope it works but kinda scared of taking so many mg a day."
"I went to my doctor with excessive blood loss that started lasting up to 8 days with loss of massive clots. I was told due to having issues for years that my husband & I would never naturally have children. I have had CIN3, ovarian cysts, endometriosis & now fibroids. My periods were coming on time every 4 weeks, it was just the flow that was all different & extreme. I had the Mirena Implant put in & now I bleed for 12 days every 2 weeks & am more irritable & moody than ever. Doctor put me on Tranexamic Acid tablets & Ponstan & now I am experiencing dizziness, confusion & a feeling like I'm walking on air. Totally wrong response we were all looking for. This was meant to stop me bleed & not have all the issues I have right now."
"I was prescribed this for unexplained and excessive vaginal bleeding. I found that it worked. I stopped taking it however because the pharmacist said it caused irreversible hair loss? I'm not sure if this is true as I googled it today and I do not see where it says that it causes that."
"I been on it for 3 days now, 2 pills 3x a day. I was bleeding for 37 days and it has slowed it down so much, but still there. What I am wandering is when I am done with my 5 days does the bleeding come back?"
"Tranexamic has not worked. It made my periods heavier."
"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."
"Taking the medication as described did not stop the bleeding. I took dosages three times a day for 5 days. But I’m still bleeding. The medication did not work for me."
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