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Amicar Side Effects

Generic name: aminocaproic acid

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 11, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about aminocaproic acid. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Amicar.

Applies to aminocaproic acid: oral solution, oral tablet. Other dosage forms:

Serious side effects of Amicar

Along with its needed effects, aminocaproic acid (the active ingredient contained in Amicar) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking aminocaproic acid:

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Amicar

Some side effects of aminocaproic acid may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to aminocaproic acid: compounding powder, intravenous solution, oral liquid, oral tablet.

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, convulsions, dizziness, intracranial hypertension, stroke, syncope, tinnitus[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Creatine phosphokinase increased, muscle weakness, myalgia, myopathy, myositis, rhabdomyolysis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Bradycardia, hypotension, peripheral ischemia, thrombosis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Agranulocytosis, coagulation disorder, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Injection site reactions, injection site pain, injection site necrosis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Confusion, delirium, hallucinations[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Dyspnea, nasal congestion, pulmonary embolism[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Pruritus, rash[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Allergic and anaphylactic reactions, anaphylaxis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Vision decreased, watery eyes[Ref]


Frequency not reported: BUN increased, renal failure[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Dry ejaculation[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Edema[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Malaise[Ref]


1. Product Information. Amicar (aminocaproic acid). Immunex Corporation. 2001;PROD.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.