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Generic name: aminocaproic acid [a-MEE-noe-ka-PROE-ik-AS-id]
Classification of drugs: Miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

What is Amicar?

Amicar is a human-made version of a protein that occurs naturally in our bodies and assists in clotting blood.Amicar can be used to treat bleeding disorders in patients suffering from medical conditions like aplastic anaemia (lack of platelets and blood cells), cirrhosis of the liver and sudden separation of the placenta (early dissociation of the placenta when pregnant), urinary bleeding, and certain kinds of cancer.Amicar can also reduce the risk of bleeding after a heart procedure or the placement of an artery near the liver to control high blood pressure.Amicar is also used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Amicar

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face,

Amicar may cause serious side effects. Stop taking Amicar and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Unknown unidentified muscle, unresolved muscle, or muscle weakness that is not explained (especially when you also experience an unidentified fever and unusual fatigue or dark-coloured urine);
  • Suddenly feeling weak or sick, such as chills, fever, frequent headaches, sore throat and mouth sores, bleeding that is not normal, or easy bruising;
  • Numbness, tingling, or feeling of a cold sensation in your legs or arms;
  • Low heart rate, breathing problems, and feeling as if you could be struck;
  • Kidney problems: no or little urine, pain or difficulty with urine, swelling of your ankles or feet, being exhausted or sluggish, and
  • Indications of a blood clot: a sudden feeling of weakness or numbness; a sensation of cold or tingling in the leg or arm Trouble breathing, an abrupt or sudden cough, chest discomfort, swelling, or the appearance of redness on your legs or arms

Common adverse effects of Amicar could include:

  • Muscles weak;
  • Headache;
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea;
  • (in males) reduced amount of semen after having an orgasm
  • Watery eyes, stuffy nose;
  • Issues with your vision, hearing loss,
  • Itching, rash.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Stop taking Amicar and consult your physician immediately if you experience unanswered muscular pain, sudden weakness, or numbness, as well as a tingling sensation or cold sensation in the leg, arm, or leg, breathing problems, a sudden cough, or sudden chest pain.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to take Amicar if you have an allergy to it.

To ensure that Amicar is suitable for you, inform your physician if you suffer from:

  • Kidney disease kidney disease
  • An antecedent background that suggests stroke or blood clots.

It is unclear if this medicine can harm the unborn baby. If you're not being treated for placenta abruptio, you should inform your physician if you are planning to be pregnant.It isn't known if aminocaproic acid is present in the breast milk or if it affects the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding.Amicar has not been approved for use by anyone less than 18 years of age.

How to take Amicar?

Your doctor will conduct blood tests to ensure there are no issues that could hinder you from using Amicar.Follow all the instructions on the label of your prescription. Avoid using Amicar in greater or less quantities or for longer periods than prescribed.Amicar can be taken either by mouth or by injecting into a vein via an IV.You could be shown how to administer one at your own home. Don't inject yourself with the medicine if you do not know how to apply the injection correctly and get rid of IV tubing, needles, and any other devices employed.You should begin taking this medication as soon as you notice the first indication of bleeding. You might need to inject the form before switching to an oral version (tablet or liquid). The first dose you take could be higher than the doses you will use later. Follow the instructions of your doctor for dosing attentively.

Therapy with Amicar is generally continued at a minimum every hour for eight days or till the bleeding stops.Measure the amount of liquid medicine using the syringe for dosing or with a measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you don't have an instrument for measuring doses, request one from your pharmacist. one.The injectable aminocaproic acid needs to be mixed with the aid of a liquid (diluent) prior to use. If you're using injectables yourself, make certain you are aware of how to blend and preserve the drug.Don't use the injectable medicine when it's changed colour or contains particles. Contact your pharmacist to inquire about a new medication.

Utilise the disposable needle and syringe just once. Be sure to follow any local or state regulations regarding the disposal of used needles and syringes. Make sure you use puncture-proof "sharps" disposal containers (ask your pharmacist for one and what to do with them). Keep the container away from pets and children.Consult your physician immediately in the event that your symptoms do not improve following the use of Amicar.When you are taking Amicar You may require regular blood tests. The kidneys' function could need to be examined. This medication can be long-lastingly harmful to the body. You might require regular physical tests in a brief period after stopping using this medication.Keep it at a cool temperature, far from heat and moisture. Make sure that the medicine is not allowed to become frozen.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Amicar is prescribed as required, you might not be on a regular dosing schedule. If you take the medication regularly, you should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can remember. Do not miss any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Avoid using any other medicine to make up for the missing dosage.

What happens if I overdose?

In case of medical emergencies, get urgent medical attention, or call to get help from the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.Some of the symptoms of an overdose include having less frequent urination than normal, feeling lightheaded, and feeling faint.

What should be avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activities.

Interaction with other drugs

Inform your doctor about all your medications currently in use and all you are about to start or stop using, in particular:

This list is not comprehensive. Other medications can interact with aminocaproic acids, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions that are not included in this guide to medication.




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