What is Ethasyl (Etamsylate) used for?
Ethasyl (Etamsylate) is a type of hemostatic agent, which is used to reduce loss of blood caused by heavy menstrual bleeding or other conditions. This medication works by helping blood cells, or platelets to clump together and clot, while also decreasing bleeding from blood vessels known as capillaries. This can help to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.
How should I use Ethasyl (Etamsylate)?
Ethasyl (Etamsylate) tablets are taken orally, with food. Your physician may direct you to take 250mg to 500mg, 1 to 4 times per day. However, you must arrange to see your physician prior to taking this drug, in order for the correct dosage to be prescribed. This medication should be used only at the onset of menstrual bleeding, and should not be used before the menstrual bleeding starts.
What are the side effects of Ethasyl (Etamsylate)?
When using Ethasyl (Etamsylate), you may experience some side effects, such as:
When you are using this medication, you should be aware that it is necessary to consult your physician if any of the side effects listed here persist or worsen, or if other side effects occur. All patients are advised to discuss the risks of unwanted side effects with their physician prior to taking this drug.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ethasyl (Etamsylate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.