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J Urol. 1990 Mar;143(3):559-61.

Safe and effective, prolonged administration of epsilon aminocaproic acid in bleeding from the urinary tract.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Illinois.


A total of 9 patients with macroscopic hematuria from various causes, none with evidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation, received low oral, divided doses (approximately 150 mg. per kg. per day) of epsilon aminocaproic acid for up to 21 consecutive days. The hematuria was controlled effectively without overt clinical reactions. Parameters of hepatic and renal function, indicators of muscular damage, were studied in detail in 3 patients. No significant abnormalities were found. The use of small doses of epsilon aminocaproic acid was not accompanied by significant complications and appeared to be effective in special situations for the control of urinary bleeding. This therapy may have indications in a number of urological states accompanied by excessive hematuria.

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