Aminocaproic Acid injection
What is this medicine?
AMINOCAPROIC ACID (a mee noe ka PROE ik AS id) slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. This medicine helps to prevent or treat excessive bleeding.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
muscle aches or pains
problems with balance, talking, walking
ringing in the ears
severe pain in the chest, legs, head, or groin
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unexplained weight gain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
change in sex drive or performance
unusual menstrual pain
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
agents that dissolve blood clots
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
blood clotting problems
blood in urine
an unusual or allergic reaction to aminocaproic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.
If you have any eye problems while taking this medicine, visit your eye doctor for an eye exam.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.