Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely

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Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely

Description

This free booklet and video educate consumers about blood thinner medicines.

The 24-page booklet explains how blood thinners can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines. It includes the following information:

  • About your blood thinner
  • How to take your blood thinner
  • Check your medicine
  • Using other medicines
  • Possible side effects
  • Stay safe while taking your blood thinner
  • Food and your blood thinner
  • Talk to your other doctors
  • Blood tests
  • Common medical conditions

The video features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it's important to take them correctly. It also introduces “BEST,” an easy way to remember how to fit blood thinner medication into daily life:

  • B e careful
  • E at right
  • S tick to a routine
  • T est regularly

The booklet and video are also available in Spanish.

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: September 2009
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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