Which medications in the drug class Antifibrinolytics are used in the treatment of Hyphema Glaucoma?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Antifibrinolytics

Prevent recurrent hyphema.

Aminocaproic acid (Amicar)

Inhibits the substance that converts plasminogen to plasmin. Has antiplasmin activity. Aminocaproic acid is the most commonly used antifibrinolytic in the United States.

Tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron)

Alternative to aminocaproic acid. Inhibits fibrinolysis by displacing plasminogen from fibrin. Hyphema is not a labeled indication for tranexamic acid use. More commonly is used in Scandinavian countries.


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