Amicar (Aminocaproic acid) for Hemophilia | MyHemophiliaTeam

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Amicar is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop bleeding. Amicar may be used during heart surgery and for bleeding disorders such as hemophilia. Amicar is also known by its drug name, Aminocaproic acid.

Amicar is an antifibrinolytic. It is believed that Amicar works in cases of hemophilia by preventing the breakdown of blood clots.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Amicar is taken orally as a tablet.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Amicar lists common side effects including swelling, headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and malaise.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Amicar include thromboembolic events and systemic allergic reactions.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Amicar prescribing information (PDF)

Treatment of Hemophilia – Hemophilia Federation of America

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