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Widely available drug with great outcomes

According to an international study Tranexamic acid improves patient survival rates if given early


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Trial included 12,000 head-injury patients.

Tranexamic acid appeared to work when given up to three hours after the head injury.

Tranexamic acid helps stop bleeding in and around the brain when blood vessels have been torn.

Tranexamic acid may be added to the Essential Medicines List for head injuries.

Study had been published in The Lancet.

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Ben Bloom

Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

Haleema Shakur-Still

Professor of Global Health Clinical Trials and Co-Director of LSHTM's Clinical Trials Unit

The Lancet

Medical journal covering general medicine

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Accident and Emergency