Research Article

Aminocaproic acid and menstrual loss in women using intrauterine devices.

Br Med J 1975; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5987.17 (Published 04 October 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;4:17
  1. J M Kasonde,
  2. J Bonnar

    Abstract

    A controlled study of the effect of aminocaproic acid 3 g six-hourly taken by mouth during menstruation was carried out on 56 women for eight months from the time of insertion of a Lippes D intrauterine device (IUD). Thirty-five women presenting with menorrhagia in association with an IUD were also treated during three out of six consecutive menses. A highly significant reduction in menstrual loss was observed during treatment in both groups.