Amicar

What is Amicar?

Aminocaproic acid (also known as Amicar, ε-aminocaproic acid, ε-Ahx, or 6-aminohexanoic acid) is a derivative and analogue of the amino acid lysine, which makes it an effective inhibitor for enzymes that bind that particular residue. Such enzymes include proteolytic enzymes like plasmin, the enzyme responsible for fibrinolysis. For this reason it is effective in treatment of certain bleeding disorders, and it is marketed as Amicar. Aminocaproic acid is also an intermediate in the polymerization of Nylon-6, where it is formed by ring-opening hydrolysis of caprolactam.

Questions and answers on "Amicar"

Okay so I have mild Hemophilia Type A and I've gotten several piercings in the past and been able to manage the bleeding. Now I have my tongue...

doctor1 MD

Hello,

First of all i would advice you not to undergo such unhealthy practice.

Please do consult with your physician prior to administration of...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Amicar

doctor1 MD

Okay so I have mild Hemophilia Type A and I've gotten several piercings in the past and been able to manage the bleeding. Now I have my tongue...

Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Disease & Conditions