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Lysteda for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding User Reviews

Lysteda has an average rating of 8.0 out of 10 from a total of 43 reviews for the treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. 79% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 12% reported a negative experience.

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8.0/10 average rating

43 ratings from 46 user reviews.

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Reviews for Lysteda

  • dpie
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • January 1, 2013

"I am on day 3 of my cycle and of taking Lysteda. I take 2 pills 3x's a day. This is my first months use and I can say without doubt I will take Lysteda as long as my doctor will allow! I am usually homebound the first 3 days of my period as I have to have access to a bathroom every 15 minutes. Not to mention the horrendous pain from cramps. Lysteda started working within a half hour of taking first dose. My flow was reduced by at least 60%. A couple of ibuprofen for light cramps and life was business as usual. I was able to go out and not worry about excessive bleeding. After more than 30 years of being imprisoned by my cycle I finally can live life again! I am so happy I just want to shout it from the top of the world! "

10 / 10
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  • Missy
  • January 18, 2014

"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."

8 / 10
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  • changed
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 8, 2013

"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. "

10 / 10
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  • Cactu...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 1, 2013

"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."

9 / 10
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  • Jeannie
  • July 27, 2019

"I have had extremely heavy periods for at least 10 years and was anemic to the point where I was out of breath all of the time. I went in to have an ablation as an in office procedure but the dr could not get into my cervix so I could not have it done. The dr told me about this medication as an option to try. I was afraid and did not take at first after getting the RX. About 3 months later I was at my wits end so decided to take and am so happy I did. My bleeding is down by 50 to 60 percent. I really only need two pills twice a day on my heaviest days to control things and to feel normal again. I have been able to do so many more activities and have not had to miss work due to the heavy bleeding. I am very busy at work and in and out of meetings all day and this has helped me so much! This also helps my cramps I think because my uterus is not contracting as much due to less blood. It’s an amazing drug and has really changed my life"

9 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • January 11, 2012

"I have only been taking 1 pill 3x a day instead of 2 3x a day, and only on the worst days as soon as it's bad, which in turn caused it to shorten my cycle and definitely the huge clots were gone - what a relief! I also take iron because of being tired. Prior to trying this medicine, I had an endometrial ablation which failed and none of the birth control pills helped either. My only recourse if this stops working is a hysterectomy. I wish my menopause would start already, I'm done having children and have been having hot flashes for over 5 years now!"

10 / 10
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  • Jackie
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 9, 2018

"Was scared to try this after the reviews but took the first day of my cycle and it stopped it completely. I waited another day and took again once my cycle kicked in again and the results were amazing. I feel like a normal person again, no bleeding through, nice light days. I cannot wait to see what happens next month. Last month I sneezed and needed to leave work to change my pants with double protection on. This is a game changer... hopefully this is my solution."

10 / 10
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  • Kande
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • March 13, 2013

"I've been taking Lysteda for over a year and I absolutely love it! I have fibroids and I bleed very heavily (soak a super plus tampon in an hour). With Lysteda my periods are so much better! I take 4 pills per day (morning and night) for two days and the bleeding is decreased by about 60% to 70%. I do get headaches after taking it but it's worth it."

9 / 10
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  • 68rpm
  • January 27, 2013

"I took Lysteda 2 pills 3x a day for 5 days and my period was much lighter. Extremely lighter. But then I got another period for another 5 days after no flow for 4 days and now I am having a third period this month. They are all lighter and more manageable but who wants to bleed for 15 days of the month. I am planning to try it again next month to see if my body just needed to get use to it but this month wasn't what I was expecting."

5 / 10
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  • Momma...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 10, 2020

"I have horrible periods ever since getting my tubes tied 4 years ago. I bleed so much so fast. An overnight pad and tampon every hour . I wake up in the middle of the night overflowing my overnight pad. My doctor prescribed me these pills last month. My first period was 75% lighter within an hour. I only took it the first 3 heavy days. Period ended like normal. This month my period is barely there and I haven’t even taken it. I’m on my second day and it started to pick up a little so I took the medication. With in a half hour it’s more like spotting than a period. I love this medicine and wish I would have found it sooner. The only side effects I have experienced are the tiredness the first time I took it and the cough I seem to have gotten after this second time I took it. I’m not sure if the cough is from the medicine or not but it didn’t start until this evening."

10 / 10
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  • cantw...
  • July 22, 2016

"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."

10 / 10
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  • Efs
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • October 2, 2016

"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!!"

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • November 15, 2010

"I have used Lysteda 2x now with great success. It has slowed down and then stopped my menstrual cycle within 4 doses. I am a bit concerned that one of the possible side effects could be blood clots. I personally have not had any. However, because I am an RN, I have realized that the side effects of this drug could be scary if not used EXACTLY as the doctor has prescribed and at the time intervals prescribed. I have had headaches each time that I have used it but I also suffer from migraine headaches. For me, the headaches are a worth the benefit that Lysteda provides. Just make sure that the directions for use are followed completely and report any odd/new symptoms to your doctor."

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • September 27, 2019

"This medication Lysteda has saved my life!! I am 34 and have been dealing with debilitating cramps and heavy period bleeding for years. I am also anemic as a result of the excessive blood loss- mid cycle spotting plus 8 day periods. I found out about this medication through a google search (my doctors have all wanted to put me on Birth Control and suggested NSAIDs which do NOT help me). It works within an hour of taking it- cramps are completely eliminated and the bleeding reduces to “normal” levels."

10 / 10
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  • Jakqua
  • March 15, 2016

"I had to write a review to sing the highest praises for this medication! I am 48 years old and have PCOS. My current menstrual cycle started 14 days ago....as a normal cycle then increasingly became heavier and heavier. Just like the other women have posted, I was soaking tampons and pads within two hours with no end in sight. I just finished my third dose and I had my last sanitary napkin on for almost four hours before I needed to change it and it still was not full!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can face the world again and I am starting to feel like myself!!!!!! I am scheduled for an ultrasound but I will deal with those results when the time comes....for now, I am thankful for Lysteda!"

9 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • October 16, 2010

"This is the first month I have used Lysteda. It has significantly helped because before this medicine, I was not able to function during my cycle. There has been improvement of at least 50% if not more. I am amazed with this product. I would highly recommend this for anyone with problems with their menstrual cycle."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 27, 2012

"I have been taking Lysteda for 2 months now and it is a God send for me. I am so tired of long drawnout periods which consist of heavy flows and clotting that makes it so uncomfortable in my daily routines. The first month I had my period for a month and Lysteda finally gave me a break. The next month was heavy but as soon as I started taking Lysteda I saw improvement and was happy with results and no side effects so far. Keeping my fingers crossed on that one."

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  • Renae...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 11, 2016

"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 / 10
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  • LolaK...
  • February 4, 2012

"I am in my mid 40's and had been dealing with heavy periods for the last 10 years. I have had a hysteroscopy (not hysterectomy), tried every kind of birth control and most recently, endometrial ablation and nothing had worked. I was not willing to get a hysterectomy without trying all my other alternatives. I found Lysteda on the internet and asked my Doctor to let me try this. Lysteda has been a life saver for me! I gave it a 9 out of 10 though because I have had serious dizzy spells and I am attributing this to the medication. But it seems to be the only side effect I have. "

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • July 30, 2012

"I have been using Lysteda for almost a year now. It really helps for my heavy period and horrible cramps. I don't take it for my entire period, only for the first few days when it's heaviest and most painful. Taking this medication has caused a few problems for me though. I used to have very regular periods and they usually lasted about 5 days. My periods are VERY irregular now, and they are a bit longer (about 8 days)."

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  • mo z
  • October 19, 2011

"I experienced abnormal heavy bleeding for 4 weeks, was anemic and in danger of needing a transfusion. I took Lysteda, as prescribed, for 5 days. It slowed my bleeding and I was able to sleep through the night without getting up to take care of overflow, allowing much needed rest. After 5 days, my bleeding stopped entirely. Doctors are still looking for the cause of my abnormal bleeding, but Lysteda has addressed the crisis and is giving me a reprieve from heavy blood loss. I'm grateful."

10 / 10
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  • lisaw
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • December 3, 2017

"I’m 46 years old and Lysteda has been a miracle drug for me. In the last two years, my period took a turn for the worst - i.e. horrible clots that no tampon in the world could hold. I would randomly pass large clots one day, minimal bleeding the next and then clots again! It was so unpredictable that I was afraid to go anywhere in public. Let’s just say, I had one too many experiences, where I had to run to the ladies room at the grocery store, nail spa, car dealership... just to name a few. I’m blessed in that I work for a group of minimally invasive gynecologists who suggested I try Lysteda. My period is not “perfect”, but it’s definitely improved w/Lysteda!"

9 / 10
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  • AngS
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 7, 2016

"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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  • naale...
  • March 18, 2015

"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."

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  • jessica
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 20, 2018

"I am 37 years old and have been dealing with debilitating periods for 20+ yrs. My issue used to be horrible cramps (so bad I would vomit from pain), and most recently the bleeding and large clots became more of my issue. I wouldn't even leave my house bc I was afraid of the sudden "whoosh" that no feminine product could be a match for. :-( After testing, found out I have a large fibroid. Not wanting to jump to surgery I chose to take Lysteda. (My insurance gave me a generic version.) The reviews on here made me scared to death to try, but I started to take anyway. My clots have stopped and my flow is 50% lighter, so I would call it normal finally. I still bleed 5 days and have minor cramps but nothing like I used to have! I can live a regular life when I have my period! My cycle starts like clockwork now, before I was usually a week or more late each month. I will say, it DOES may me sleepy, but that is my only side effect."

8 / 10
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