【Tranexamic Acid】Effective for Spots and Melasma?! Easy way for Lighten Skin Tone!

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Got sunburned and depressed every time look in the mirror because of Melasma? How about trying Tranexamic Acid?

This time, we would like to introduce you about Tranexamic Acid, which is said to be effective in whitening your skin.

What is Tranexamic Acid?

Tranexamic Acid is a type of drug that suppresses Inflammations, Bleeding and Allergic Reactions by suppressing the function of Plasmin, which involved in Inflammations, Bleeding and Allergy.

Generally, it is often prescribed under a name such as “Transamine” as a medicine to control pain and inflammation when you have a cold and a sore throat.

In addition, it has also been shown improvement effect on spots (Melasma) and many people use it for cosmetic purposes.

Tranexamic Acid is used worldwide for various medical purposes.

Effects of Tranexamic Acid

The effects of Tranexamic Acid for cosmetic purposes include the following:

① Removing Spots and Melasma

The Plasmin we mentioned earlier has the effect of activating “Melanin”, the cell that causes Spots.

And Tranexamic Acid suppresses the funtion of this plasmin, which leads to the improvement of spots and melasma.

② Skin Whitening

By removing spots and melasma, as a result, Whitening effect can be expected.The effect of dark spots removal is 50 times more than Vitamin C and 10 times more than Fruit Acids.

 How to Purchase

Tranexamic acid is available to purchased as an over-the-counter drug at pharmacies.However, since the ingredient contents is half to the one prescibed by doctor, the prescribed one is more effective.In addition, Tranexamic Acid is a medicine that is covered by health insurance, so even the prescribed one can be purchased at low price.

When purchasing at the
pharmacy etc.
When prescribed by Hospital.
Doctor ConsultationNot NeededNeeded 
Tranexamic Acid Content Upper Limit
(1 day usage)

Also, you can expect a synergistic effect by getting a prescription for vitamin C drug such as Cynar.. together so how about consulting with dermatologist?

With OHDr., you can consult with a doctor online without waiting time.

Also, you can get your medicine without having to leave the comfort of home!

Frequently Asked Questions

① Is there any side effects?

Although tranexamic acid is a drug with few side effects, a small number of cases have been reported of side effects such as itchy skin, rash, moodiness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, drowsiness, and headache..etc If you experience any symptoms, stop taking it immediately and consult your doctor.

Also, people with chronic illnesses or those taking other medications may be more prone to side effects, so be sure to consult with your doctor before getting a prescription.

② How long does it take to see the effects?

Although it varies from person to person, it often takes 4 to 8 weeks to see effects.Since it’s effective for long term usage, it is recommended to take the medicine for at least 1-2 months rather than stopping immediately.

③ May i take it during pregnancy?

Tranexamic Acid can be taken by pregnant and lactating women in general. However, depending on chronic illnesses, it may not be prescribed.For your safety, please consult with your doctor when consulting.


How was Tranexamic Acid?

We believe that by taking it for a continued period of time, the medicine will gradually taking effect.

If you are not sure if it is right for you or if you have a skin problem, please don’t hesitate to contact OHDr.


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