Lysteda Side Effects

In clinical trials of Lysteda, headaches occurred in up to 50.4 percent of women taking the drug. Other commonly reported side effects of Lysteda included congestion, sinus infection, and back pain. However, not everyone who takes it will develop problems; it is well tolerated by most women. If you develop serious reactions during treatment (such as sharp chest pain), notify your healthcare provider immediately.

An Introduction to Lysteda Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Lysteda™ (oral tranexamic acid) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Lysteda. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Lysteda

Lysteda has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of women received the real medication, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group taking the placebo.
In these studies, the most commonly reported Lysteda side effects included:
  • Headache -- in up to 50.4 percent of women
  • Nasal and sinus symptoms (such as congestion or a sinus infection) -- up to 25.4 percent
  • Back pain -- up to 20.7 percent
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 19.8 percent
  • Muscle pain or discomfort -- up to 11.2 percent.
Other common reactions (occurring in 5 to 7 percent of women) included:
  • Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Migraine headache
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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