Femidol

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Femidol Information

Femidol is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. The alternative uses of Femidol have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Femidol depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Femidol can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Femidol normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Femidol's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Femidol's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Femidol can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Femidol in conditions like Blood Cancer, Colour Blindness, Allergy. Other contraindications of Femidol have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Femidol may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Femidol is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Femidol Benefits & Uses

Femidol is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

  • Menorrhagia

Other Benefits

Femidol Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Tranexamic Acid (500 mg) Mefenamic Acid (250 mg)/Tablet, For course duration follow doctor's advice
Adult
  • Disease: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Tranexamic Acid (500 mg) Mefenamic Acid (250 mg)/Tablet, For course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Tranexamic Acid (500 mg) Mefenamic Acid (250 mg)/Tablet, For course duration follow doctor's advice


Femidol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Femidol is used -

Severe

  • Visual Disturbance

Moderate

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • पेट दर्द
  • Dyspepsia
  • पेट की गैस
  • Rash

Femidol Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Femidol safe for pregnant women?


    Femidol shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

  • Is the use of Femidol safe during breastfeeding?


    Femidol may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

  • What is the effect of Femidol on the Kidneys?


    Femidol may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Femidol on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Femidol on the liver have been reported.

  • What is the effect of Femidol on the Heart?


    Femidol is rarely harmful for the heart.



Severe Interaction of Femidol with Other Drugs

Femidol should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Life Threatening

Severe

Moderate



Femidol Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Femidol unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Femidol

  • Is this Femidol habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Femidol has not been reported.

Femidol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Femidol


    It is safe to take Femidol with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Femidol


    Consumption of alcohol and Femidol together may have severe effects on your health.



Frequently asked Questions about Femidol

Question almost 4 years ago

How to take Femidol?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Femidol is available in the form of an injection and tablet. Injection must be taken under the supervision of a doctor. The tablet should be taken orally or by mouth. Depending upon your condition, your doctor will suggest you a dosing schedule. It is important that you stick to this schedule. It can be taken with or without food. It should be taken at exactly the same time every day so that you don't miss the dose. If your bleeding doesn't reduce or gets worse, call your doctor immediately. 

Question over 3 years ago

Does Femidol cause allergy?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Femidol may cause allergy in rare cases. The symptoms could be rash, itching, extreme dizziness, swelling of the tongue, throat, and face, difficulty in breathing, etc. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue using Femidol and talk to your doctor immediately. 

Question almost 4 years ago

Is Femidol an NSAIDs.

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Femidol is not an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is an anti-fibrinolytic agent that stops the process of fibrinolysis, preventing blood loss.

Question about 4 years ago

What is Femidol?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Femidol is the brand name for tranexamic acid. It belongs to class drugs known as antifibrinolytics. It is available in the form of injection and tablets. It is used to prevent or reduce hemorrhage in patients struggling with hemophilia, to lessen the need for a replacement therapy during and after a tooth extraction procedure, and for managing excessive bleeding during surgery, trauma and menstruation.

Question about 3 years ago

Does Femidol cause bloating?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

No, Femidol does not causes bloating (swollen belly after eating food which might be caused by excessive gas production). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking it. If you are experiencing bloating after taking this medicine, then try eating less spicy and fibre rich food also try to eat food in less quantity at a time. Taking probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements might be helpful in reducing bloating.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 628-629

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lysteda™ (tranexamic acid)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cyklokapron® (tranexamic acid)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ponstel® (Mefenamic Acid)



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