Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran and Edoxaban are blood thinners that are used in many medical conditions. We need to review this medication once a year. If you need to book a review, please call the Surgery on 01707 871980 to book a telephone consultation/book your DOAC blood test.
Things to know about DOAC:
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but don’t double up on the total daily dose
- If you suffer a head injury, have blood in your urine, black stools or unexplained bruising, please seek medical advice
- It is important that you check with a pharmacist before starting any new medicines or stopping any existing one
- You must let other healthcare professionals treating you know that you are taking a DOAC.