Why is Etamsylate prescribed?
This medication is a haemostatic agent, prescribed for the management of blood loss in menorrhagia, and after surgery. It reduces bleeding from very small blood vessels (capillaries).
When should Etamsylate not to be taken?
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity and porphyria (a blood disorder).
What is the dosage of Etamsylate?
The recommended dose for adult is 500 mg 4 times/day during menstruation. Control of hemorrhage after surgery- The recommended dose is 250-500 mg 4-6 hourly as needed.
How should Etamsylate be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Etamsylate?
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of coeliac disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What are the side effects of Etamsylate?
Headache, skin rashes, nausea, and low blood pressure
What are the storage conditions for Etamsylate?
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light