Which medications in the drug class Antifibrinolytic agents are used in the treatment of Pediatric Von Willebrand Disease?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Suchitra S Acharya, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Antifibrinolytic agents

Antifibrinolytic agents inhibit the breakdown of blood clots, in that way encouraging blood clotting.

Tranexamic acid oral (Lysteda)

Tranexamic acid is another antifibrinolytic agent that can be used for bleeding in areas with high fibrinolytic activity, such as the mouth, nose, and uterus. It is contraindicated for hematuria. Because tranexamic acid is available in pill form, adolescents can benefit from this drug. It has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in heavy menstrual bleeding.


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