WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- A fibrinolysis inhibitor
- An antiprotease agent
- Often given orally by mouth
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING
- Can be used to inhibit fibrinolysis and reduce the occurrence of bleeding after surgical procedures in greyhounds
- The efficacy for its role in managing Degenerative Myelopathy is questionable at this time
Read and follow the prescription label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Baseline blood work is recommended to assess your pet's general health before starting this medication.
Periodic blood work to monitor its effects on the body is also advised if long term therapy is necessary. Dose adjustments may be made based upon these results and an assessment of how your dog or cat is responding clinically.
Call ahead for refills.
Ideally, give this medication at the same time(s) daily.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Aminocaproic acid should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Liquid formulations should not be frozen.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
- This medication is usually well tolerated
- This medication can cause gastrointestinal irritation
- This medication can cause an increase in potassium (hyperkalemia)
- If you notice any of these symptoms or if your pet's condition worsens contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
Yes, but possible interactions may occur when giving in conjunction with: estrogen
Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Aminocaproic acid
Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT CATS/DOGS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Use with caution in animals with kidney disease
- Animals that have intravascular clotting problems such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
- Animals that may be pregnant or nursing
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this drug should not take this medication
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
- When your pet will need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
- If your pet has experienced side effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever
- If your pet has experienced liver or kidney disease now or ever
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet’s medications can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal’s condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, Aminocaproic acid should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about Aminocaproic acid. If you have any questions or concerns about this medication or the condition it was prescribed for, please contact your veterinarian.