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Molecule Description

Ethamsylate is a hemostatic medicine used to prevent excessive blood loss caused by various reasons.

Uses of Ethamsylate

  • Postpartum haemorrhage (heavy bleeding after delivery)
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Capillary bleeding
  • Bleeding inside the heart in neonates
  • Melena (presence of dark-coloured blood in stools)
  • Hematuria (presence of blood in urine)
  • Epistaxis (nose-bleeds)
  • Secondary bleeding due to low platelet count in the blood
  • After surgery (to control bleeding)

Contraindications of Ethamsylate

When should one not use Ethamsylate

  • Allergy to this medicine
  • A rare hereditary condition called 'porphyria'

Side effects of Ethamsylate

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Ethamsylate


Can I take Ethamsylate during pregnancy?
No specific information available.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Ethamsylate while breastfeeding?
It is probably unsafe to take this medicine if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Take this medicine only when prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Ethamsylate?
No specific information available.


Can I consume alcohol with Ethamsylate?
No information is available on interactions of Ethamsylate when taken with alcohol. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You observe severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis (a life-threatening condition), rash or itching to the skin, abnormal voice changes, trouble to breathe or swallow, or any swelling in your hands, face or mouth while taking this medicine.
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Mode of Action of Ethamsylate

How Does It Work?

This medicine is believed to work by increasing capillary endothelial resistance and promoting platelet adhesion. It also inhibits biosynthesis and action of those agents, which cause platelet disaggregation, vasodilation, and increased capillary permeability.
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Interactions of Ethamsylate

Interactions with other medicines

No interactions found.

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of Ethamsylate when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Dietary Restrictions of Ethamsylate

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.

Dosage of Ethamsylate


Symptoms of overdose may include gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), low blood pressure with change in position (orthostatic symptoms), thromboembolic (arterial, venous, embolic), visual disturbances, mental status changes, myoclonus or rash. Inform your doctor immediately in case you think you have taken too much of this medicine.
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as early as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one.
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Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is necessary to discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?

A: You must not use this medicine in case you are allergic to it. Tell the doctor about the medications you are presently using and discuss your health conditions with your doctor before taking medicine.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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