Lysteda Medication Information

Women who experience excessive menstrual bleeding may be able to help control this by taking Lysteda™ (oral tranexamic acid). This nonhormonal medication works by inhibiting the breakdown of blood clots. It comes in tablet form and is generally taken three times a day for five days during your menstrual period.
Most women who take Lysteda have no problems with the medication. However, your healthcare provider needs information on your complete medical history in order to determine if this product is right for you. This includes any medical conditions you have (especially kidney disorders) and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you use.
(Click Lysteda for more information on how this medication works, possible side effects, if a generic version is available, and if you can take it when breastfeeding.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD