Cyklokapron Side Effects
Generic Name: tranexamic acid
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 5, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about tranexamic acid. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cyklokapron.
For the Consumer
Applies to tranexamic acid: oral tablet
Other dosage forms:
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, tranexamic acid (the active ingredient contained in Cyklokapron) 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 tranexamic acid:
- Pale skin
- trouble breathing with exertion
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
- change in vision
- chest pain or tightness
- difficulty with swallowing
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- fast heartbeat
- numbness of the hands
- pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- skin rash, hives, or itching
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of tranexamic 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:
- Abdominal or stomach pain, discomfort, or tenderness
- chills or fever
- difficulty with moving
- headache, severe and throbbing
- joint or back pain
- muscle aching or cramping
- muscle pains or stiffness
- stuffy or runny nose
Incidence not known
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to tranexamic acid: compounding powder, intravenous solution, oral tablet
Hematologic side effects have included thromboembolic events (e.g., deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, cerebral thrombosis, acute renal cortical necrosis, and central retinal artery and vein obstruction) and anemia.[Ref]
A case of severe allergic reaction to tranexamic acid (the active ingredient contained in Cyklokapron) was reported involving a subject on her fourth cycle of treatment who experienced dyspnea, tightening of her throat, and facial flushing that required emergency medical treatment.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have rarely included disturbances of color vision and retinal artery occlusion.[Ref]
Musculoskeletal side effects have included back pain, musculoskeletal pain, muscle cramps and spasms, myalgia, and arthralgia including joint stiffness and swelling.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included nasal and sinus symptoms including nasal, respiratory tract and sinus congestion, sinusitis, acute sinusitis, sinus headache, and allergic sinusitis and sinus pain.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included ureteral obstruction due to clot formation in patients with upper urinary tract bleeding.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. LYSTEDA (tranexamic acid)." Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc, Newport, KY.
2. "Product Information. Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
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