Before taking tranexamic acid,
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to tranexamic acid, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in tranexamic acid tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
tell your doctor if you are taking hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, patches, rings, and injections). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take tranexamic acid if you are taking this medication.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: certain medications used to improve blood clotting including Factor IX complex concentrate (AlphaNine SD, Bebulin VH, Benefix, Mononine, Profilmine SD) and activated prothrombin complex concentrate (Feiba NF); and tretinoin. Tell your doctor you are taking tranexamic acid if you will be receiving medications to treat blood clots, including tissue plasminogen activators such as alteplase (Activase) and reteplase (Retavase). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a blood clot, if you have a blood clotting condition, or if you have been told you are at risk of having a blood clot. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take tranexamic acid.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease. Also tell your doctor if the time between the start of your menstrual periods is less than 21 days or more than 35 days.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking tranexamic acid, call your doctor.
if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking tranexamic acid.