Menostat Tablet Description
Menostat Tablet is used in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. It is also used to treat excessive blood loss during or after an operation. Menostat Tablet contains a combination of tranexamic
cid and etamsylate as active substances. Take this medicine exactly as recommended by your doctor. Do not take this medicine on your own. Menostat Tablet should only be used in adults and adolescent girls above 15 years of age.
Uses of Menostat Tablet
- Menostat Tablet is used to prevent and stop excessive blood loss during menstrual bleeding.
- It is also used to treat excessive blood loss during or after an operation.
Contraindications of Menostat Tablet
- If you are allergic to tranexamic acid, etamsylate or any other ingredient of Menostat Tablet.
- If you have kidney problems.
- If you had or have a blood clot in your blood vessels.
- If you have a condition where your blood starts to clot throughout your body.
- If you have a history of fits/seizures.
- If you have a disorder called porphyria.
Side effects of Menostat Tablet
Precautions and Warnings of Menostat Tablet
Other General Warnings
- You have blood in your urine.
- You have a condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) where your blood starts to clot throughout your body.
- You had uncontrollable bleeding.
- You take medicines to treat a hereditary disease called angioneurotic oedema.
- You are a woman with irregular periods.
- You take oral contraceptives as a method of birth control.
- You or your family have a history of blood clots in your blood vessels.
- You have kidney disease.
- You take medicines called fibrinolytic to dissolve blood clots (streptokinase).
Mode of Action of Menostat Tablet
How Does It Work?
- Menostat Tablet contains tranexamic acid and etamsylate as active substances.
- Tranexamic acid is an anti-fibrinolytic medicine that stops or reduces bleeding. When you bleed, your body forms clots to stop the bleeding. These clots break down in some people resulting in excessive bleeding. Tranexamic acid stops these clots from dissolving and reduces bleeding. ...
- Etamsylate helps platelets to stick together and form blood clots, which reduces blood loss.
Directions for Use of Menostat Tablet
- Take this medicine as a whole with sufficient water.
- Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
- Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
Interactions of Menostat Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Menostat Tablet works or Menostat Tablet itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Menostat Tablet will reduce the effect of anti-clotting medicines (fibrinolytic) like streptokinase, reteplase, anistreplase.
Storage and disposal of Menostat Tablet
- Store in a cool and dry place below 30°C, away from direct sunlight.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Menostat Tablet
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use Menostat Tablet for treating menorrhagia?
Q: How does Menostat Tablet stop bleeding?
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