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Lysteda is a medicine used to treat heavy menstrual periods.
How does this medication work?
Lysteda works by slowing the breakdown of blood clots, thereby improving your condition.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Lysteda has been shown to lower the amount of blood lost during your monthly period by about one-third.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you take Lysteda exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may notice an improvement in your symptoms once you start taking Lysteda. Your healthcare provider may also ask you questions from time to time to assess how well this medication is working.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: headache, sinus and nasal symptoms, back pain, abdominal (stomach area) pain, muscle or joint pain, muscle cramps, migraine, low red blood cell counts, tiredness.
Less common side effects may include:
Allergic reactions, with symptoms such as shortness of breath.
Lysteda may also cause eye changes or increase your risk of blood clots.
Do not take Lysteda if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Do not take Lysteda if you are using a form of birth control that contains estrogen and a progestin (such as certain birth control pills or a patch).
Do not take Lysteda if you currently have a blood clot, have ever had a blood clot, or have been told you are at risk of having a blood clot.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Lysteda. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if the time between the start of your periods is less than 21 days or more than 35 days, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Women: The recommended dose is two 650-milligram tablets three times a day for a maximum of 5 days during your menstrual period.
If you have kidney impairment, your healthcare provider may adjust your dose appropriately.
Take Lysteda exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Lysteda without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Take Lysteda with or without meals.
Do not chew or break apart Lysteda tablets. Swallow Lysteda tablets whole.
If Lysteda is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Lysteda with the following: birth control pills or other hormonal birth control, medicines used to break up blood clots, medicines used to help your blood clot, or tretinoin.
The effects of Lysteda during pregnancy are unknown. Lysteda is not for use in pregnant women. Lysteda can be found in your breast milk if you take it while breastfeeding. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Lysteda, take it as soon as you remember, and then take your next dose at least 6 hours later. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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