Lysteda

If Heavy Monthly Bleeding (HMB) gets in the way of your social, leisure, and physical activities, LYSTEDATM (tranexamic acid) tablets may be right for you.

LYSTEDA is the first and only non-hormonal medicine approved to treat HMB. You take LYSTEDA only during your monthly period, for up to 5 days.

On average, LYSTEDA has been shown to reduce the amount of blood lost during monthly periods by about one-third for women with HMB**. And LYSTEDA was also shown to help make a meaningful difference as early as the first menstrual cycle and for all cycles studied.

LYSTEDA is a prescription medicine that does not contain any hormones and does not affect your fertility.

How LYSTEDA Works

Here is how LYSTEDATM (tranexamic acid) tablets work:

  • The breakdown of fibrin (fibrinolysis), the main component of a blood clot, is a normal body process that keeps naturally occurring blood clots from causing problems.

  • An abnormally high rate of clot breakdown (fibrinolysis) in the uterus has been associated with Heavy Monthly Bleeding (HMB).

  • LYSTEDA is an anti-fibrinolytic agent that works to help reduce this excessive activity.

Women who have or who have had a history of clots in their blood vessels should not take LYSTEDA.

LYSTEDA is an FDA-approved treatment for HMB.

How LYSTEDA is Different

LYSTEDA is a non-hormonal medication you only take during your period, as opposed to every day. LYSTEDA cannot be used as birth control and because it does not contain hormones, it doesn't have hormonal side effects. LYSTEDA is FDA-approved to help reduce Heavy Monthly Bleeding (HMB). LYSTEDA was also shown to help make a meaningful difference as early as the first menstrual cycle and for all cycles studied. There are treatment options to help manage your heavy menstrual bleeding.

For more information regarding alternative treatment options for heavy menstrual bleeding, click here.

Is LYSTEDATM Right For Me?If you have symptoms of Heavy Monthly Bleeding (HMB) talk to your doctor and learn if LYSTEDATM (tranexamic acid) tablets are right for you. LYSTEDA contains no hormones, and it does not affect fertility. You take LYSTEDA only during your monthly period for up to 5 days, not every day. On average, LYSTEDA has been shown to reduce the amount of blood lost during monthly periods by about one-third for women with HMB**. And LYSTEDA was also shown to help make a meaningful difference as early as the first menstrual cycle and for all cycles studied.

Who Can Take LYSTEDA?

LYSTEDATM is approved to treat Heavy Monthly Bleeding (HMB). LYSTEDA has not been studied in adolescents younger than age 18.

You should not take LYSTEDA if you:

  • Currently have a blood clot

  • Have ever had a blood clot

  • Have been told that you are at risk of having a blood clot

  • Are allergic to LYSTEDA or tranexamic acid

How LYSTEDA is Different from Other Treatment Options

Here is what makes LYSTEDATM (tranexamic acid) tablets different:

  • LYSTEDA contains no hormones

  • You take LYSTEDA only during your monthly period for up to 5 days

  • LYSTEDA has been proven to lower the amount of blood lost during a woman's monthly period by about 1/3 for women with HMB

  • LYSTEDA was also shown to help make a meaningful difference as early as the first menstrual cycle, and for all cycles studied.

Safety and Tolerability

You should not take LYSTEDA if you currently have or have ever had a blood clot, have been told you are at risk for having a blood clot, or are allergic to LYSTEDA or tranexamic acid.

LYSTEDA can cause serious side effects, including:
- The risk of blood clots may be increased when LYSTEDA is taken with hormonal contraceptives, medicines used to help your blood clot, or some medicines used to treat leukemia.
- Stop taking LYSTEDA if you experience any eye changes, and promptly report any eye problems to your doctor.
- If you have an allergic reaction (have shortness of breath and your throat feels tight), stop taking LYSTEDA and get medical help right away.

The most common side effects of LYSTEDA include: headaches, sinus and nasal problems, back pain, pain in your abdomen, pain in your muscles or joints, anemia, and fatigue.

If you notice a change in your usual bleeding pattern that worries you, or your heavy bleeding continues, contact your healthcare professional right away. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.