What is the medication Amicar used for?

What is the medication Amicar used for?

What is the medication Amicar used for?

Aminocaproic acid is used to control bleeding that occurs when blood clots are broken down too quickly.

What kind of drug is Amicar?

Amicar is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Fibrinolytic Bleeding. Amicar may be used alone or with other medications. Amicar belongs to a class of drugs called Antifibrinolytic Agents. It is not known if Amicar is safe and effective in children.

How is aminocaproic acid administered?

Intravenous Administration Use of an infusion pump is recommended to ensure accurate dosing. Dilute the initial dose (4 to 5 g of aminocaproic acid) in 250 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 5% Dextrose Injection, or Lactated Ringer’s Injection.

Is there a generic for Amicar?

(NYSE: AMRX), today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its generic version of Amicar® (aminocaproic acid oral solution) 0.25g/mL. Amneal was previously granted a Competitive Generic Therapy (CGT) designation for its generic version of Amicar® by the FDA.

What are the indications of aminocaproic acid?


  • Prevention of dental bleeding after dental procedures in patients with hemophilia A[4]
  • Intracranial rebleeding prophylaxis after recent aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage[5]
  • Prophylaxis of secondary ocular bleeding in the setting of traumatic hyphema[6]

Is alteplase and tPA the same?

Known by the generic name alteplase and marketed as Activase® (Genentech), tPA is given to patients through an IV in the arm, and it works by dissolving blood clots that block blood flow to the brain.

What is alteplase IV?

Alteplase injection is used to dissolve blood clots that have formed in the blood vessels. It is used immediately after symptoms of a heart attack occur to improve patient survival. It is also used after symptoms of a stroke and to treat blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).