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Promising treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding

O’Brien SH et al. J Pediatr Adol Gynec. 2019 Feb 4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2019.01.009.

Key clinical point: Tranexamic acid appears to improve quality of life for adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Major finding: Patients treated with tranexamic acid reported significant improvements in mean menstrual impact questionnaire scores.

Study details: Open-label efficacy study in 25 adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Disclosures: The study drug was supplied by Ferring pharmaceuticals, and the study was supported by the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society. One author disclosed receiving the Joan Fellowship in Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis at Nationwide Children’s Hospital; no other authors said they had relevant financial disclosures.

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O’Brien SH et al. J Pediatr Adol Gynec. 2019 Feb 4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2019.01.009.