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Lysteda generically known Tranexamic acid as is an oral tablet used to reduce menstrual blood flow and provide women with relief from painful and uncomfortable symptoms associated with heavy periods.
Lysteda belongs to a class of drugs known as antifibrinolytics. Lysteda works quickly to reduce the amount of blood loss during menstruation and can improve the quality of life for those dealing with this condition.
Uses and Dosage
Tranexamic acid (Lysteda) comes in tablet form and should be taken orally with or without food, as prescribed by a doctor. Swallow the whole tablet without crushing or chewing and wait until your period has started before taking the first dose. The medication should not be taken for more than 5 consecutive days.
The typical dose is 2 tablets or 1300 mg taken 3 times daily (morning, afternoon, bedtime) for up to 5 days during menstruation to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
Common Side Effects of Lysteda (Tranexamic Acid):
- Back pain
- Eye redness
- Joint or muscle pain
- Mild headache
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Stomach pain
- Tired feeling
Serious Side Effects of Lysteda (Tranexamic Acid):
- Migraine headache
- Pain or swelling in one or both legs
- Pale skin
- Problems with speech or balance
- Problems with your vision (including color vision)
- Rapid heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden chest pain
- Sudden headache
- Sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body)
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble concentrating
Form and Strength
Lysteda (Tranexamic Acid) is available in the following forms and strengths:
- If you miss a dose of Lysteda, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
- Tranexamic acid use may lead to changes in vision due to blood clotting. If these changes occur, stop using the medication and consult your doctor, who may suggest a referral to an eye specialist.
- Before taking tranexamic acid, inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to it or have any other allergies. This medication may contain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or other complications. Consult your pharmacist for further information.
- Tranexamic acid should not be used during pregnancy unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How does Lysteda work?
Lysteda works by helping to prevent the breakdown of blood clots in the uterus, which can reduce the amount of menstrual bleeding.
Can Lysteda be used to treat other conditions besides heavy menstrual bleeding?
No, Lysteda is only indicated for the treatment of cyclic heavy menstrual bleeding.
Can Lysteda be taken with other medications?
Your healthcare provider will determine if Lysteda can be taken with other medications, as it may interact with certain drugs.
How long does it take for Lysteda to start working?
Lysteda may start working as soon as the first day of your menstrual period, but it may take up to three cycles to see the full benefit.
Is Lysteda safe for all women?
Lysteda may not be safe for women with a history of blood clotting disorders, kidney disease or dysfunction, or a history of stroke or heart attack. Your healthcare provider will determine if Lysteda is safe for you to use.
Can Lysteda be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Lysteda should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless your healthcare provider determines it is necessary.
It's important to purchase Lysteda from verified Canadian pharmacy.