March 28, 2023

A short information video for patients prescribed an oral anticoagulant. This contains information on how the medication works and how to take it safely. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the manufacturer’s information leaflet and individual patient information regarding the indication, dose and duration of treatment.

You and your anticoagulant information on how to take your double katrin apixaban a doxa ban or rivaroxaban safely this short film will provide information about your anticoagulant treatment how to take it and any precautions you need to be aware of dubbing akron apixaban a doc’s ban and rivaroxaban our anticoagulant medicines often called blood thinners this

Means that they increase the time it takes for your blood to clot which reduces the risk of developing blood clots or prevents clots from increasing in size once formed there are a variety of reasons why people are prescribed anticoagulants your doctor nurse or pharmacist can explain why you are taking your anticoagulant you will have been given an information

Pack about your debe katrin apixaban a doc’s van or rivaroxaban and there will be an information leaflet inside the tablet or capsule box which you should read as well as watching this film you should have received an alert card which you should show to all health care professionals such as your doctor nurse pharmacist dentist physiotherapist or podiatrist

As they will need to know that you are taking an anticoagulant always carry your alert card with you perhaps in your wallet or your purse just in case somebody needs to see it in an emergency make sure you always have a supply of your anticoagulant tablets or capsules and ask for a repeat prescription in plenty of time you should take this medicine at the

Same time every day check the label on your box of medication for the dose you have been prescribed rivaroxaban tablets must be taken with food this is to make sure the fuel dose is absorbed apixaban tablets can be taken with or without food a doc seban tablets can be taken with or without food debbi gap drink capsules can be taken with or without food and the

Capsules need to be swallowed halt do not open the capsules as this can increase the risk of bleeding only break the foil and remove a capsule when you are ready to take it it is important to take your tablets every day missing a dose of this medicine increases your risk of developing a blood clot if you forget to take a dose refer to the information bit clip or

Leaflet inside your box these will advise you what to do ask a pharmacist if you are unsure in the event of taking too much medicine you must seek urgent medical advice you can continue with your normal diet whilst taking these medicines there is no need to avoid any particular food groups it is safe to drink alcohol but you should follow national recommendations

Anticoagulants are commonly said to thin the blood this means it will take longer for your blood to clot so you may experience more bruising if you cut yourself it may take longer for the bleeding to stop and you may need to apply pressure with a clean dressing seek medical advice if you have any of the following warning signs a nosebleed lasting longer than 10

Minutes blood in your vomit blood when you cough blood in your urine and stools black colored stools unusual bruising or bruising that appears when you haven’t hurt yourself unusual headaches and for women heavy or increased bleeding during periods if you experience any of the warning signs and it student working errors contact your gp if you need advice outside

Of formal working hours you can call any ches 24 on 1 1 1 if you are involved in an accident can’t stop bleeding or have a significant blow to the head you must seek urgent medical advice at your nearest accident and emergency sometimes anticoagulants mikko in digestion diarrhea constipation dizziness or headache speak to your nurse doctor or pharmacist if any

Of these symptoms occur your gp will occasionally want to take a blood sample for some blood tests to ensure that your medicine is still appropriate for you to take you can still go to the dentist as usual you should tell your dentist before your appointment that you are taking an anticoagulant if you need dental treatment your dentist will tell you what to do

Before any planned procedures take place other medicines and haribol remedies can affect how your anticoagulant works any medicine that you are already taking will be considered by your doctor when starting this medicine tell anyone prescribing a new medicine for you that you are taking an anticoagulant if you buy any medicines over the counter check with your

Pharmacist that they are suitable with your topic action apixaban a docks a pond or river rocks val you should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories unless advised by your doctor paracetamol is safe to take along with your anticoagulants you should avoid becoming pregnant wellstone and anticoagulant if you think you might be pregnant make an

Urgent appointment to see your doctor if you wish to become pregnant speak to your doctor for advice do not stop taking your anticoagulant treatment unless advised by a health care professional if you have any questions about your anticoagulant treatment ask your doctor or nurse or speak to your pharmacist

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Information for Patients about their Oral Anticoagulant By NHS Grampian