4.1 Therapeutic indications
Tranexamic acid is indicated in adults and children from one year in prevention and treatment of haemorrhages due to general or local fibrinolysis.
Specific indications include:
- Haemorrhage caused by general or local fibrinolysis such as:
- Menorrhagia and metrorrhagia,
- Gastrointestinal bleeding,
- Haemorrhagic urinary disorders, further to prostate surgery or surgical procedures affecting the urinary tract,
- Ear Nose Throat surgery (adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, dental extractions),
- Gynaecological surgery or disorders of obstetric origin,
- Thoracic and abdominal surgery and other major surgical intervention such as cardiovascular surgery,
- Management of haemorrhage due to the administration of a fibrinolytic agent.
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