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Aminocaproic Acid
AMINOCAPROIC ACID slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. This medicine helps to prevent or treat excessive bleeding. Compare antifibrinolytics.
Prescription Settings
20ml of 250mg/ml
9 vials
aminocaproic acid(generic)
20ml of 250mg/ml
9 vials

Aminocaproic Acid Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.

If you have any eye problems while taking this medicine, visit your eye doctor for an eye exam.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.


Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known


black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site

blood in the urine or stools

blurred vision

break in the skin, especially associated with blue-black discoloration, swelling, or drainage of fluid

change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow

chest pain or discomfort



cough or hoarseness

dark-colored urine

decreased frequency or amount of urine

difficult or labored breathing

difficulty with moving

difficulty with speaking

difficulty with swallowing

dizziness or lightheadedness

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly

double vision


fast heartbeat

fever with or without chills

general feeling of discomfort or illness

general feeling of tiredness or weakness



inability to move arms, legs, or facial muscles inability to speak

increased thirst

itching of the skin

joint pain

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

muscle aching or cramping

muscle cramps or spasms

muscle pain or stiffness

muscular pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness

nausea and vomiting

numbness and tingling of the face, fingers, or toes

pain in the arms, legs, or lower back, especially pain in the calves or heels upon exertion

painful or difficult urination

pale, bluish-colored, or cold hands or feet

pinpoint red spots on the skin

problems with bleeding or clotting

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

shortness of breath

skin rash

slow or irregular heartbeat

slow speech

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing



swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs

swollen glands

swollen joints

tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, and prominent superficial veins over the affected area

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness


weak or absent pulses in the legs

weight gain


Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

confusion as to time, place, or person

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

decreased vision


ejaculation without semen

hearing loss

holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact

mood or mental changes

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

stuffy nose

unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

watery eyes

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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