Trial of Tranexamic Acid to prevent hemorrhage after cesarean delivery
This research study is being done to find out if a drug called Tranexamic Acid will prevent severe bleeding (hemorrhage) after a cesarean delivery. Whenever a woman has a cesarean delivery, there is some amount of bleeding. Occasionally (in less than5 of every 100 births) there is severe bleeding that can place the mother’s health at risk. When there is too much bleeding after a cesarean delivery, women are given medicines, blood transfusions, or need another surgery. Tranexamic acid is routinely used to lessen the chance of hemorrhage after major operations such as heart surgery. It works by making your blood clot sooner. It is not routinely used for cesarean sections. We are doing this study to see if this drug also works for women who are having a cesarean section.
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