This medicine is an antifibrinolytic agent used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. AN ADDITIONAL PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET is available with this medicine. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this information. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. SWALLOW THIS MEDICINE WHOLE with plenty of fluids. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. ONLY TAKE THIS MEDICINE AFTER your period has started. DO NOT take more than 3 doses within 24 hours. Do not take this medicine for more than 5 days within any menstrual cycle. Discuss any questions with your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), is permitted. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it when you remember, then take your next dose at least 6 hours later. DO NOT take 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also using medicine to help your blood clot (eg, factor IX complex concentrates or anti-inhibitor coagulant concentrates). ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills), or tretinoin (all-trans retinoic acid). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including a history of kidney problems, bleeding or blood clotting problems, a certain other blood problem (disseminated intravascular coagulation / DIC), bleeding in the brain, eye or vision problems, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if the time between the start of your periods is less than 21 days or more than 35 days. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have blood clots (eg, in the leg, lung, eye, brain), a history of blood clots, or you have conditions that may increase your risk for blood clots (eg, certain heart valve problems, certain types of irregular heartbeat, certain blood clotting problems); bleeding in the brain; blood in the urine; bleeding related to kidney problems; irregular menstrual bleeding of unknown cause; or a disturbance of color vision. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include back pain; headache; joint pain; muscle pain, spasms, or cramps; nasal or sinus congestion; stomach pain; or tiredness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience calf or leg pain, swelling, or tenderness; chest pain; confusion; coughing up blood; decreased urination or difficulty urinating; eye problems; fainting; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness or lightheadedness; shortness of breath; slurred speech; sudden, severe headache or vomiting; or vision changes or problems (eg, disturbance of color vision, sharpness, or field of vision). AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest or throat; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; or flushing of the face. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
IF OVERDOSE IS SUSPECTED, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness upon standing; fainting; lightheadedness; mental or mood changes; muscle twitching; rash; seizures; severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting; or vision problems.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.