Antifibrinolytic


Antifibrinolytic

Antifibrinolytics, such as aminocaproic acid (ε-aminocaproic acid) and tranexamic acid are used as inhibitors of fibrinolysis, which act by blocking the lysine-binding site on plasmin.

They are used in menorrhagia and bleeding tendency due to various causes.

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