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Cyklokapron Tablets

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Meda Pharmaceuticals


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Patient Information Leaflet

Cyklokapron® 500 mg film-coated tablets

Tranexamic acid

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
  • In this leaflet, Cyklokapron 500 mg film-coated tablets will be called Cyklokapron.

In this leaflet:

1. What Cyklokapron is for
2. Before you take Cyklokapron
3. How to take Cyklokapron
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Cyklokapron
6. Further information.

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1. What Cyklokapron is for

Cyklokapron belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fibrinolytic drugs. These are used to stop or reduce unwanted bleeding. When you bleed your body forms clots to stop the bleeding. In some people these break down causing too much bleeding. Cyklokapron stops these clots dissolving and so reduces unwanted bleeding.

Cyklokapron is used to prevent or reduce bleeding for a short period of time in many different conditions. You may have been prescribed it for one of the following:

  • Following prostate surgery (post-prostatectomy)
  • Following bladder surgery
  • Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
  • Nose bleeds (epistaxis)
  • Cervical surgery (conisation of the cervix)
  • Bleeding inside the eye (traumatic hyphaema)
  • Tooth removal (dental extraction) in haemophiliacs (people who bleed more easily than normal). You will know if this refers to you
  • A hereditary disease called angioneurotic oedema (HANO). A doctor will have told you if you have this.
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2. Before you take Cyklokapron

Do not take Cyklokapron if:

  • You are allergic to tranexamic acid
  • You are allergic to any of the other ingredients of Cyklokapron (listed in section 6)
  • You have serious problems with your kidneys (kidney failure)
  • You have or have ever had a blood clot in your blood vessels (called a `thrombosis’).
  • You have a history of convulsions
  • You are at risk of excessive bleeding as a result of a bleeding disorder called consumption coagulopathy

If any of the above applies to you talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Check with your doctor before taking Cyklokapron if:

  • You have blood in your urine
  • You have ever had any uncontrollable bleeding
  • You have disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), a disease where your blood starts to clot throughout your body
  • You have been taking medicine to treat a hereditary disease called angioneurotic oedema (HANO) every day for a long time. If so, you may need to have regular eye tests and blood tests to check your liver is working properly
  • You are a woman with irregular periods
  • You or your family have a history of blood clots in your blood vessels (called a `thrombosis’)
  • Anyone in your family has suffered from blood clots in their blood vessels
  • You have kidney disease.

If any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Fibrinolytic drugs (used to help dissolve blood clots), such as streptokinase. This is because Cyklokapron will stop these drugs working
  • Oral contraceptives. These may increase the risk of blood clots forming
  • Any other medicine, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Cyklokapron.

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3. How to take Cyklokapron

Always take Cyklokapron exactly as your doctor has told you.

Important:

Your doctor will choose the dose that is right for you. Your dose will be shown clearly on the label that your pharmacist puts on your medicine. If it does not, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Remember: Your medicine should always be taken with a glass of water. The tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew them.

Adults and the elderly:

  • The usual dose is 2 or 3 tablets taken two to three times daily
  • The exact dose you take will depend on why you have been prescribed these tablets
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions about how many tablets to take, when to take them and for how long.

Children:

  • Your doctor will tell you exactly how much medicine you should give your child. They will work out the dose according to how much your child weighs.

Patients with kidney problems:

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take. The dose you take may be lower than the usual adult dose.

If you take more Cyklokapron than you should

If you accidentally take too much of your medicine, immediately tell your doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department.

Taking too much Cyklokapron may make you feel sick, be sick or be dizzy or light-headed upon standing.

If you forget to take Cyklokapron

Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

If you have any further questions about the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines Cyklokapron can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Eye disorders

Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000)

  • Problems with your eyesight, especially your colour vision.
  • A blood clot in your eye. This may cause bleeding in the eye, or a loss of vision

Immune system disorders

Very rare (affects less than 1 user in 10,000)

  • this includes allergic reactions which cause difficulty in breathing or dizziness.

Vascular disorders

Very rare (affects less than 1 user in 10,000)

  • A blood clot in your blood vessels (called a `thrombosis’).

Gastrointestinal disorders

Very rare (affects less than 1 user in 10,000)

  • Feeling sick
  • Being sick
  • Diarrhoea

These are usually mild and pass very quickly, but if they continue, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders

Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000)

  • Itchy, red or swollen skin

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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5. How to store Cyklokapron

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use Cyklokapron after the expiry date on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not store above 25 °C.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Return any medicine you no longer need to your pharmacist.

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6. Further information

What Cyklokapron contains:

  • The active substance is tranexamic acid. Each tablet contains 500 mg tranexamic acid.
  • The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose (E460), hydroxypropyl cellulose (E463), talc (E553b), magnesium stearate (E572), colloidal anhydrous silica, povidone (E1201), methacrylate polymers, titanium dioxide (E171), polyethylene glycol 8000, vanillin.

What Cyklokapron looks like

Cyklokapron tablets are white, oblong film-coated tablets. They are marked with CY with an arc above and below the lettering.

The tablets come in plastic bottles containing 50 tablets or in blister packs containing 60 tablets.

Not all pack sizes are marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Skyway House
Parsonage Road
Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford
CM22 6PU
UK

Manufacturers

MEDA Manufacturing GMBH
Neurather Ring 1
51063 Cologne
Germany
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This leaflet was last updated in November 2013.

If this leaflet is difficult to see or read, or you would like it in a different format, please contact

Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Skyway House
Parsonage Road
Takeley
Bishop’s Stortford
CM22 6PU
UK

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