Does tranexamic acid reduce mortality in women with postpartum hemorrhage?
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Q: Does tranexamic acid reduce mortality in women with postpartum hemorrhage? EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Yes. When used in conjunction with the standard of care, 1 g intravenous (IV) tranexamic acid given 1 to 3 hours after delivery is associated with a significant reduction in maternal mortality from postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) (strength of recommendation: A, randomized controlled trial [RCT] and Cochrane review). No known significant risks are associated with the use of tranexamic acid to treat PPH.
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