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Ethamsylate

Molecule Description

Ethamsylate is used to treat excessive blood loss during menstruation. It is als...
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Uses of Ethamsylate

  • Ethamsylate is used in the treatment of small vessel haemorrhage and spotting or excessive blood loss during periods.
  • It is also used in preventing brain haemorrhage in newly born babies

Contraindications of Ethamsylate

When should one not use Ethamsylate

  • If you are allergic to ethamsylate or similar medicines
  • If you are breastfeeding
  • You have an autoimmune disorder of the skin called porphyria
  • If you have bronchial asthma

Side effects of Ethamsylate

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain/discomfort
  • Skin rash
  • Weakness
  • Injection site reactions

Precautions and Warnings of Ethamsylate

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take ethamsylate during pregnancy?
A:
Ethamsylate should be avoided during pregnancy as there is limited safety information is available. Consult your doctor before using it.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take ethamsylate while breastfeeding?
A:
Ethamsylate is not recommended while breastfeeding as there is limited safety information is available. Consult your doctor before using it.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed ethamsylate?
A:
Use of ethamsylate may not affect your driving ability.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with ethamsylate?
A:
There are no known interaction of alcohol along with ethamsylate.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding
  • You have low or unstable blood pressure

Mode of Action of Ethamsylate

How Does It Work?

Ethamsylate works by inducing the coagulation of blood by making the platelets stick together, thus helping in controlling bleeding from blood vessels.

Interactions of Ethamsylate

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way ethamsylate works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.

Dosage of Ethamsylate

Overdose

Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of ethamsylate, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What are the side effects of using ethamsylate?

A: You may experience headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, weakness, skin rashes, injection site reactions after using ethamsylate.

Q: How does ethamsylate work?

A: Ethamsylate works by inducing the coagulation of blood by making the platelets stick together, thus helping in controlling bleeding from blood vessels.
Last Updated on: 26 Oct 2021 | 10:06 PM (IST)

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