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Starting Anticoagulants

Starting Anticoagulants with Jack - Video


Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke.  They are designed to prevent or treat clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects.


 


Our new video, Starting Anticoagulation with Jack, has been developed to meet this need for patients, their family and carers after anticoagulants have been prescribed. It explains about clotting and why abnormal clots can form as people age. The different types of medicines are shown, and Jack and his son discuss common concerns, side effects and sources of support.


 


We know that many people taking anticoagulants don't fully understand what side effects to look out for, or when to seek help. Starting Anticoagulation with Jack has been created to prevent people becoming unwell while on anticoagulant medicines, and avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital.


 


Click here for the film and patient information leaflet by linking to http://www.wessexahsn.org.uk/jack


 


Finally, if you want to see more you can follow Jack on Facebook ‘Starting Anticoagulation With Jack’ or Twitter @StopTheClots.



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