Etamsylate is an effective hemostatic medicine used to manage blood loss in menorrhagia as we well as after surgery.
This is a prescription drug that should be taken only under the advice of an expert medical practitioner.
The drug is also prescribed to treat capillary hemorrhages due to hematuria and hemoptysis. It also helps in rebalancing the platelet adhesion.
Etamsylate inhibits the biosynthesis and action of the prostaglandins that can lead to platelet disaggregation, vasodilation and increase in the permeability of the capillary.
The right dose of Etamyslate depends on the individual condition. The severity, overall health condition and the medical history are taken into consideration before prescribing a dose.
The specific information related to Etamyslate is given in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes along with the medicine or on the medicine label. You can even ask for information from your doctor or pharmacist.
The medicine is to be taken by mouth with or without food. It even comes in the form of an injection, that is administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Some of the possible side effects of Etamyslate include:
Patients with hypersensitivity or suffer from porphyria or fibroids should avoid the drug. The medicine comes under Pregnancy category B. Controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to show any risk to the fetus in any trimester. Besides, the drug is given to women with menstrual bleeding problems, so its effect on pregnancy do not come into question.
Nursing mothers should avoid use of Etamylate while breastfeeding.
One should exert caution when Etamsylate is prescribed to patients with a history of celiac disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Etamsylate has not shown any significant interactions with other medicines. However, if you feel any unusual symptoms when taking Etamsylate, call your doctor immediately. Any other complementary preparations and vitamins can also interact with Etamsylate, although no significant interaction has been noted as yet. However, it is better to inform your doctor beforehand about any extra medications or pills you are taking.
Etamsylate should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct heat and light. Keep away from children.
Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: June 08, 2015
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