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Aminocaproic Acid

Aminocaproic Acid
Aminocaproic acid is a man-made form of a protein that occurs naturally in the body and helps the blood to clot. Aminocaproic acid is used to treat bleeding episodes in people with certain medical conditions such as aplastic anemia (lack of blood cells and platelets), cirrhosis of the liver, placenta abruptio (early separation of the placenta in pregnancy), urinary bleeding, and certain types of cancer. Aminocaproic acid is also used to prevent bleeding after heart surgery or placement of a shunt near the liver to control high blood pressure. Aminocaproic acid may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Aminocaproic Acid
DRUG TYPE
Blood Modifying

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