Aminocaproic acid Amicar (1463)

Key points below

Why is it prescribed?

Amicar prevents or treats bleeding in people who have bleeding disorders. It is often used with other types of medicine or blood products to help the blood clot. It also works to keep clots from breaking down. It may be used:

How is it taken?

How and when do I give it?

The hematologist or nurse will explain how and when to use this medicine.

What are possible side effects?

Side effects are normally mild and may include:

Special information


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child:

  • Has side effects that are bothersome.
  • Develops new bleeding or has bleeding that will not stop.
  • Has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.