Topical use of tranexamic acid for the management of post-procedural rectal bleeding

Published:September 24, 2018DOI:


      Tranexamic acid (TXA) is increasingly used in the Emergency Department (ED). While the intravenous form has been extensively studied and used, it's utility in a topical formulation is not as widespread. Its reported use in the ED is mostly for control of epistaxis. We present a case of a 61 year old male with post-procedural rectal bleeding, responsive to topical application of tranexamic acid. This case report demonstrates another novel application of TXA in emergency care.


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