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About Scott Dietrich, PharmD

ED Clinical Pharmacist
St. Joseph's Hospital
Tampa, FL
17 02, 2016

Trick of the Trade: Topical Tranexamic Acid Paste for Hemostasis


Traneamic-newTranexamic acid (TXA) can be used in a wide variety of settings in the Emergency Department for its hemostatic effects. Topical applications of TXA are commonly utilized to control minor bleeding from epistaxis, lacerations, or dental extractions.1–3 More in-depth reviews of topical TXA can be found on R.E.B.E.L EM4 and The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine.5