High-Risk Medicines

Information for Patients

Anticoagulant Medicines

Anticoagulants are medicines that help to stop a blood clot from forming. The Clinical Excellence Commission has developed information for patients, families and carer documents for three different types of anticoagulant medicines, called apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban. They have been translated into six languages: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Greek, Korean and Vietnamese.

These documents have been developed as a counselling aid when health care professionals speak to patients who are receiving anticoagulant therapy, and should be printed in colour. If you are taking one of these medicines and have any questions, please ask your doctor.