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Aminocaproic Acid Injection

Aminocaproic Acid Injection



Aminocaproic Acid is used to control bleeding. In an emergency, blood transfusions or other emergency measures may also be required.

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Aminocaproic Acid Injection
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Uses
Aminocaproic Acid is used to control bleeding. In an emergency, blood transfusions or other emergency measures may also be required.


Storage
  • Store vial at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 - 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Discard any unused liquid.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, sudden change in amount of urine, or seizures.

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How To Use
  • Aminocaproic Acid is given into a vein (IV), generally for about 8 hours or until the bleeding has been controlled.
  • Aminocaproic Acid should be given slowly to minimize side effects.
  • Use as directed.
  • Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids.
  • Consult your pharmacist.
  • Aminocaproic Acid product should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use.
  • If present, do not use the liquid.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, headache, diarrhea, or fatigue may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
  • Unlikely but report promptly: irregular or unusually slow pulse, pain/redness at the injection site.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly: vision changes, one-sided weakness, ringing in ears or loss of hearing, chest pain, mental/mood changes, muscle pain or weakness, change in amount of urine, seizures, prolonged menstruation, ejaculation problems.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Aminocaproic Acid, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies, blood clotting disorders (e.g., hemophilia), kidney disease, bleeding within the brain, bleeding of the urinary system.
  • A preservative (benzyl alcohol) which may be found in this product or in the liquid used to mix this product (diluent) can infrequently cause serious problems (sometimes death) if given by injection to an infant during the first months of life (neonatal period).
  • The risk is greater with lower birth weight infants and is greater with increased amounts of benzyl alcohol.
  • Symptoms include sudden gasping, low blood pressure, or a very slow heartbeat.
  • Report these symptoms to the doctor immediately should they occur.
  • If possible, a preservative-free product should be used when treating neonates.
  • Aminocaproic Acid should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether Aminocaproic Acid is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Not applicable.
  • However, if your infusion is interrupted, notify your doctor immediately to re-establish dosing.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and non- prescription medications you use, especially of: blood thinners (e.g., heparin, warfarin), blood factors (e.g., Factor IX, prothrombin complex concentrates).
  • Aminocaproic Acid may interfere with some lab tests.
  • Make sure lab personnel know that you are using Aminocaproic Acid.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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