Tranexamic acid

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Postpartum hemorrhage

Prevention/Treatment
Prevention/Treatment
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Individual Contact

Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic that is used widely to prevent and treat hemorrhage.  A recent Cochrane review of two randomized controlled trials show that tranexamic acid decreases postpartum blood loss after vaginal birth and after caesarean section.  However, the quality of these studies is not clear.  The authors recommend more studies to confirm the efficacy and safety tranexamic acid for preventing PPH.

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies