By Medical News Today
New research has suggested that tranexamic acid has the potential to prevent people dying from head injuries. The CRASH-2 Intracranial Bleeding Study highlights the potential of the cheap, off-patent drug to help people suffering from brain trauma and is published online by the BMJ today.
According to the collaborators led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine the results provide strong grounds to test the effect of this treatment in a larger and definitive study. The forthcoming CRASH-3 trial will determine reliably the effectiveness of tranexamic acid in patients with head injury.