A Patient Alert Card must be provided to each patient who is prescribed apixaban 2.5 mg or 5 mg, and the importance and consequences of anticoagulant therapy should be explained.
The Patient Alert Card is included inside the apixaban 2.5 mg and 5 mg packs together with the package leaflet.
Specifically, the prescriber should talk to patients about the importance of treatment compliance, the signs or symptoms of bleeding, and when to seek attention from a healthcare professional.
This Patient Alert Card provides information to healthcare professionals on the anticoagulant therapy and contains important contact information in the event of emergencies.
Patients should be advised to carry the Patient Alert Card with them at all times and to show it to every healthcare professional. They should also be reminded about the need to inform healthcare professionals that they are taking apixaban if they require surgery or invasive procedures.
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