Cyklokapron is used for reducing or preventing excessive bleeding and reducing the need for blood clotting factor transfusions during or after tooth extractions in patients with hemophilia. It is also used to prevent or reduce bleeding during certain medical procedures (eg, cervical surgery) and to treat certain bleeding problems (eg, nosebleeds, bleeding inside the eye, heavy menstrual periods) in patients whose blood does not clot well. It is also used to treat hereditary angioneurotic edema. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use Cyklokapron as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Cyklokapron is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Cyklokapron at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Cyklokapron. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
Do not use Cyklokapron if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
Continue to use Cyklokapron for the full course of treatment even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
If you miss a dose of Cyklokapron, contact your doctor immediately.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cyklokapron.
Take exactly as directed. Dosage is generally two to four times daily by mouth. Length of treatment is based on your condition and response.
Store at room temperature between 36 and 86 degrees F (2-30 degrees C) away from sunlight and moisture.
Cyklokapron is an antifibrinolytic. It works by preventing blood clots from breaking down too quickly. This helps to reduce excessive bleeding.