Anticoagulant Teaching 1684

SN instructed patient about Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots. Used to treat A-fib and lower the risk of a stroke from a blood clot. Side effects include bruising, itching, muscle pain, pain in arms or legs. Serious side effects include: urine that looks red, pink, or brown;headache, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out;bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Anticoagulant Teaching 1685

SN instructed patient about Aggrenox contains a combination of aspirin and dipyridamole. Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation. Dipyridamole keeps platelets in your blood from sticking together to form clots. Aggrenox is used to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have had blood clots or a "mini-stroke" (also called a transient ischemic attack or TIA).Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking aspirin products. Alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Side effects include joint pain, drowsiness, headache, upset stomach, mild heartburn, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Anticoagulant Teaching 1759

SN instructed patient on high risk medication, anticoagulant, warfarin. Use precautions such as, Tell care providers you take warfarin before you have any medical or dental procedures, Avoid situations that increase your risk of injury, Use safer hygiene and grooming products, Consider wearing a bracelet or carrying a card that says you take warfarin. Patient understanding.