Tranexamic is a medicinal drug and derivative of the amino acid lysine with antifibrinolytic activity. It shows a strong affinity for the five lysine-binding sites of plasminogen, this active agent competitively inhibits the activation of plasminogen to plasmin, leads to inhibition of fibrinolysis; at higher concentrations, this agent noncompetitively inhibits plasmin. It has a longer half-life, is approximately ten times more potent, and is less toxic than aminocaproic acid, which possesses similar mechanisms of action.
Class of Drugs – Antifibrinolytics
Molecular Formula – C8H15NO2
Molecular Weight - 157.21 g/mol
Working: This medication is usually the first line of treatment for heavy periods. It works as an antifibrinolytic agent, Tranexamic acid works by stopping the breakdown of fibrin, the main protein in blood clots. It also controls or prevents excessive bleeding by helping the blood clot.
Uses: It is used to treat heavy bleeding during the menstrual period. Tranexamic slows the breakdown of blood clots, which helps to prevent prolonged bleeding. This medication belongs to a group of drugs known as antifibrinolytics. It is not a hormone and does not treat other menstrual or pre-menstrual symptoms. It is not a form of birth control and does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medicine antifibrinolytic as the main active component in a following popular drug;
- Cyklokapron: 500 mg
This medication is to be consumed exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor.