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User Reviews for Tranexamic acid to treat Menstrual Disorders

Also known as: Cyklokapron, Lysteda

Tranexamic acid has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 87 ratings for the treatment of Menstrual Disorders. 60% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 23% reported a negative effect.

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6.9/10 average rating

87 ratings from 97 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tranexamic acid

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 21, 2020

“I've been taking tranexamic acid tablets (2 tablets 3 times a day) for almost 2 years now due to heavy, constant bleeding for over 2 years. It's not fully stopping my bleeding, some days I won't bleed at all but most days I will bleed and quite often I will bleed so heavily it will go through my tampons and clothing too. I've been to a gynaecologist and so many doctors over the 2 years however they've done an ultrasound and blood tests and found nothing. It's making me feel so depressed and I am in a lot of pain with this. It's caused anaemia for me and just bad pains, headaches and extreme tiredness. I'm struggling on what else to do. The doctors have advised the DEPPO injection and I've had 2 now and it's still not stopped. Why aren't they taking this more seriously? This isn't right, I don't know if there's something really serious going on or if it's affecting my fertility etc. Has anyone got any advice or have experienced something similar?”

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Nusik January 16, 2021

“I have extremely heavy periods with iron deficiency and heart palpitations due to low iron. I started taking tranexamic acid and wow my periods reduced from 300ml a cycle to maybe 80ml ! I could not go out without running to the toilet hourly and even getting up multiple times overnight despite wearing a menstrual cup and a pad. Now I can sleep all night!”

10 / 10
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Pushing 50 · Taken for less than 1 month January 27, 2020

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “Consulted my Gyn due to heavier than normal periods - specifically on my second day (in the bathroom changing every hour to avoid bleeding through). I got concerned when I felt weak while on my period. Prior to using Lysteda (650 mg), I been using topical progesterone cream which was mostly helpful with establishing a more normal frequency of my cycles from every 18 to 21 days to 24-26 day cycles. I tried it this weekend when experiencing that second day flood. Just took 1 pill. It was a miracle! It really slowed down the flow: instead of every hour, only when I had to use the bathroom (about 4-5 hours). No side effects noted. I’ve been sharing this with everyone I know who suffers with heavy menstrual cycles.”

10 / 10
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GirliegirlWA · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 28, 2013

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “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.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 3, 2014

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “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.”

10 / 10
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HeavyFlowFibroids · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2019

“I have fibroids and my periods reflects this with large clots, blood pouring into toilet, soaking super size tampon in 25 minutes and severe cramps. Took this medication as prescribed, (2 tablets every 8 hours up to five days) and by dose 3, my period gets manageable. I use Tynol Extra Strength for my cramping pain because Advil is a blood thinner and it works good. I can go 2 hours with a super size tampon now and the extreme heavy bleeding is down to a "normal" heavy period. I'd say it reduced bleeding by 40 to 50 %. Instead of 5 or 6 days of bleeding heavy, it's 3 days of " normal" heavy and 6 days in total of menstruation. Ladies I recommend giving this a go if you also have severe heavy periods. Mild headache as side effect but it is tummy friendly and I have my life back during my periods.”

10 / 10
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Jasmine · Taken for less than 1 month February 29, 2020

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “It’s been a year and a half since my tubal ligation and I’ve been having ‘a time’ with my menses. Sometimes I see them and sometimes they stay on for MONTHS. Well I’ve had enough. The doctor tried provera for 10 days and a birth control pill to help regulate my cycle and calm down some of the bleeding. It only made it worse. Yesterday, she prescribed Lysteda and I’ve only taken the first dose (2 pills) and I’m already seeing results!! (Less bleeding).... I was so scared to try it at first because of the side effects but I haven’t had any so far! ”

9 / 10
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Tiger · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 20, 2019

“I am in my late 40s and was experiencing very very heavy periods. I went to my primary doctor and he immediately suggested the Depo Shot that was the worst mistake I could make I bleed heavy for 3 months and I swore that I was not going back to get the next dose. This med take well over 4 months to get out of your system so the ongoing bleeding caused me Anemia. I had to see a gyno which was a great decision because she helped me get my iron back to normal and she prescribed me Tranexamic Acid which reduces the bleeding. I am highly satisfied now because my period is now regular and it only last 3 days. I make sure to take all 3 doses for 3 days 650mg it's a lot but it definitely work well for me. I don't experience any side effects and I have been on it for 1 1/2 years. Good luck I hope this info was helpful.”

8 / 10
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Zara · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 8, 2019

“Tranexamic acid has been a miracle for me, I have PCOS and likely endometriosis as well but am still waiting for a diagnosis on the latter. During my period I have uncontrollable mood swings (which I treat herbally with Chaste Tree- comes as vitex in health shops) and agonizing period cramps, large clots and flooding (I stand up and blood gushes out) this drug has been an absolute miracle. For the first time in 15 years with tranexamic acid I FORGOT that I had my period and it has significantly reduced the pain and amount of blood I lose. Keep in mind I have fainted from pain and low blood pressure in the shower on my period several times. Ladies at least try it, it means that I can go to work and do my uni work and get on with my life. It is the best thing for heavy periods and agonizing pain. It made me feel a little hyper which was a nice change from praying for death. I'm Australian and its about $40 for a lot of tablets on a Doctors prescription.”

10 / 10
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Shelly · Taken for less than 1 month July 9, 2019

“I have to share my experience with tranexamic acid for heavy periods that I have had for as long as I can remember. I would be bleeding through two boxes of super plus tampons bleeding for 7 days and just horrible cramps sometimes most of the time during my period. I don't even leave the house because it's so heavy this tranexamic acid has been a miracle worker for me it reduce my bleeding up to 50%. I am so happy that I found this and my doctor prescribed that I had no side effects and it's amazing it has truly truly helped me and I am so grateful”

10 / 10
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KimberlyE June 1, 2017

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “This medication has been a life saver for me. I usually bleed so bad that I can't go anywhere when I have my period. I flood the whole time! My doctor prescribed this for my Disney Trip. What a lifesaver! My periods are much lighter and I have no side effects from this medication. Love it!!”

10 / 10
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T November 16, 2019

“I had a myomectomy about 3 years ago for fibroids, Less than a year later in 2017, same dr says the fibroids came back which mean I had a pointless surgery. The . doctor suggested to remove my uterus at the age of 38 with no kids and apparently no future to have kids, because the surgery was to enhance my chances of having kids. The dr then suggested the tranexamic Acid 650 mgs 2 pills/3 times a day. The drug was working at first lighter and shorten cycles, was able to enjoy life during my cycles, last 3 months (I guess there is a new manufacturer) manufacturing the drug - and now it is no longer working. Very Heavy and more painful cycles. Huge blood clots and a lot more blood in the toilet making me weak and dizzy due to the increased blood loss. I'm not sure why would anyone change the medication, but it was working great at first and now it is not. I sure hate it. My only other option is the hysterectomy while still in my late 30's. VERY DISAPPOINTING AND DISHEARTENING.”

1 / 10
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MandyMae · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 9, 2014

“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.”

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Rosered · Taken for less than 1 month October 11, 2020

“Have been bleeding since June its now Oct. Had Mirena placed in Aug but continued to bleed through that as well as severe discomfort from Mirena (and terrible acne) so got it removed on 1st Oct. Still bleeding. Dr gave me tranexamic to take if the bleeding didn't stop... so at day 9 of bleeding I started it. Noticed large clots were less and bleeding lessened. Taking x 2 pills x3 times a day for 4 days maximum. I don't know if bleeding will get worse and or continue once I stop pills after day four? Read others comments here and really worried about Hair loss side effect symptom when stopped pills. Also worried about if the layers of uterus are still building up ???”

4 / 10
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Jen · Taken for less than 1 month April 3, 2019

“I am 44 and I just started having really heavy periods about a year ago. I use a super plus tampon and a over night pad, and can soak that up in a hour. I have bled through many things pants, panties, sheets, you name it - I've bled on it or through it. I was prescribed this pill a year ago and tried it one day and never used it again. I have been so desperate I was like, what the hell, let me try it again. Well I am on my fourth day of my period and boy does tranexamic acid work, normally my period last 10 days and the fourth being the heaviest we’ll its the fourth day and I barely am bleeding so thankful I have given another try. :-)”

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JJ · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2019

“I have had irregular bleeding or ‘withdrawal bleeding’ since I’ve changed my pill. Been bleeding for 11 days now (5 days on Tranexamic Acid) And it hasn’t lightened at all, if anything it’s got heavier. How do I stop this? Tempted to stop the pill completely as I can’t cope with this now. I shouldn’t be bleeding for this long and it’s making me feel ill....probably due to being low in iron due to the prolonged bleeding. HELP!”

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Life saver · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 23, 2019

“Am nearly 40 an have suffered badly for 12 months apparently am at that age with periods where it get worse before it stop. After examination scans, an number of contraceptive pills, injections, implants nothing has worked over the years only made me worse. So after 2 kids (12 and 8 years old) my husband had the snip and I decided it was time to go back to square 1 with seeing a doctor to be given this box of life savers (tranexamic acid) I swear it best thing only does it reduce my menstrual flow, it reduce the pain, I am more live, able to cope with an no interference in the night (not the pmt ) and I can live a lighter less painful life. So far so good. I start it on the 1st day of bleeding even if only spotting an stop on the 4th day - being the last day you take the tablets. It worked wonders for me ”

10 / 10
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Nothanks31 November 9, 2017

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “Hi everyone, well it's obvious that this medication is not for everyone, but for me I gotta tell you that I am grateful that I took this decision. For years I been having the worse periods just like most of you,I couldn't go out due to my heavy days. It came to a point where I had to wear diapers to sleep and during the day. I suffer from multiple fibroids, one is 5cm. But when I was given my options, I decided to take listeda and try it for 3 months before a hysterectomy and it was the best decision ever. I went from gushing periods to almost spotting ones. The first day I tried, I was on my second day of menstrual and it was really bad. but I took the first 2 pills and within 30 mins my period just stopped. It was so lite I could not believe it.”

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Em February 26, 2020

“I was recently given tranexamic acid for a period I had that wouldn’t go away. It has almost completely stopped the bleeding and I have been taking 2 pills 3 times a day until the package is gone as recommended by my doctor. The only weird symptom I found with this is that it causes diarrhea which doesn’t seem to be a common side effect, it’s almost like a laxative.”

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Saz · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 31, 2020

“I had very heavy menstrual bleeding and was given tranexamic acid tablets they help a bit, but I still bleed heavy and have had tension headache when taking tranexamic acid maybe they are not suitable for me.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous June 10, 2012

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “I've been on Lysteda for 6 months and it really has saved my sanity. I didn't want to jump the gun with a review as I've had birth control pills work for a month or 2 then suddenly my period would come back as bad, if not worse, and lasted once for 41 days! The bleeding and clotting sending me to the bathroom every 30-45 mins has stopped, no more getting up in the middle of the night or changing the sheets at 4am and I've been very lucky with no side effects. 6 pills a day is a lot but considering the alternative of unstoppable bleeding, I happily take them. It's not a total miracle, I still have "heavy" days those would've been a good day for me in the past. It's worth it, I'm very happy with it.”

10 / 10
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kiki109 September 8, 2015

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “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.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 5, 2020

“I have struggled with heavy menstruation all my life and ever since I was introduced to tranexamic acid life has been much easier -until this year. Tranexamic acid is no longer effective, it's been two weeks now on heavy periods. I've been prescribed Provera and it just made everything worse. I can't even go to work”

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el824 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 26, 2018

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “This medication is life-changing! I have uterus didelphys (double uterus) so I have an extremely heavy period. I would wear a super tampon and pad at the same time and have to change them every 1-2 hours. Hormonal birth control gave me some not-so-great side effects and interacted with some other medications I was taking, so my gyn suggested this. Thank god she did! I feel like I’m finally in control of my life again when I’m on my period- it’s light, predictable, and I don’t really have to worry about it. I’ve been using it for several months and I haven’t noticed any side effects.”

10 / 10
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J Baby July 20, 2017

Lysteda (tranexamic acid): “This medicine is a blessing I am 43 years old I eat healthy and exercise everyday except weekends. On March 15 2017 I was given the depot shot for my heavy bleeding BIG MISTAKE. From the shot I experience more bleeding and blood clots then I ever experience prior to me taking the shot. My bleeding continued for over 90 days I was admitted to the hospital for low blood and had to have a 4 pints of blood transfusion. On July 4 my doctor prescribed Lysteda I did experience some cramping and back pain but after 5 days of taking this medicine 3 times a day my bleeding stop completely now husband and I are much happier people!!”

10 / 10
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