Aminocaproic acid helps to control bleeding that may occur when blood clots tend to disintegrate very rapidly. This form of bleeding may happen during or post heart or liver surgeries; in patients of prostate cancer (a male reproductive gland), cervix or stomach; in people afflicted with specific bleeding disorders; and in pregnant women with placental abruption where the placenta detaches from the uterus before the baby is fully ready.
Aminocaproic acid also helps control bleeding within the urinary tract. This refers to the organs that produce and excrete urine from the body.
Bleeding in the urinary tract can occur after a kidney or prostrate surgical procedure in people with specific forms of cancer. Aminocaproic acid is in a category of medicines known as hemostatics. It slows down the disintegration of blood clots.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounding medications to patients in Long Beach , Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
How should Aminocaproic Acid be Used?
Aminocaproic acid is available in the form of a liquid solution as well as a tablet, both taken by the mouth. The medication is typically taken hourly for up to 8 hours or till the bleeding stops. Aminocaproic acid is given to the patient every 3 to 6 hours if treating persistent bleeding.
The patient should follow the instructions on the prescription diligently. They should ask the physician or pharmacist for clarity on parts that they do not comprehend. Patients should take aminocaproic exactly as prescribed. It is essential that the patient does not vary the prescribed dosage.
The patient should shake the liquid properly before every use to ensure the medication mixes evenly. Initially, the physician may start the patient on a high dosage of aminocaproic acid, and slowly decrease the dose as the bleeding reduces. Patients must take the dose at the same time and exactly as the doctor prescribes it.
Alternative Uses of Aminocaproic Acid
This medicine is also useful in the treatment of eye bleeding due to an injury. Consult your physician to understand more about the risks associated with using aminocaproic acid for your condition.
Aminocaproic acid can also be prescribed for various other health conditions. Patients should discuss with their pharmacist or doctor about the possibility of using this medication in their case.
Precautions while taking Aminocaproic Acid
Patients must take the following precautions while taking aminocaproic acid:
- Inform your physician if you have or have ever had heart, liver, or kidney disease.
- Inform your pharmacist and doctor if you are allergic to aminocaproic acid or other medicines.
- Inform your pharmacist and doctor about the prescription and non-prescription meds, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and herbal products that you presently take or intend to take.
- If you are undergoing any surgery, including a dental surgical procedure, inform the surgeon or dentist that you are taking aminocaproic acid.
- Inform your physician if you are presently pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding. In case you find out that you are pregnant while taking aminocaproic acid, talk to your doctor promptly.
American Integrative Pharmacy receives patients from Long Beach , Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide for compounded medications.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.