The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has introduced a video to help those on anticoagulant drugs, such as Coumadin or warfarin, to use them safely. The video is designed to complement what patients learn from their doctors, pharmacies, or Coumadin clinics.
Anticoagulants reduce the risk of stroke in those with atrial fibrillation by avoiding the formation of blood clots, but they can also be difficult to use and are a major source of hospitalizations and emergency room visits. The video, Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners, aims to make them easier to manage by introducing four steps for patients to follow. The video, which is available in both English and Spanish, is also accompanied by a booklet.
Find out more: Video Helps Those with Atrial Fibrillation to Safely Manage Anticoagulant Medications Coumadin and Warfarin
What is the difference between warfarin, eliquist and drugs in this same medicine
Please feel free to visit these pages to learn more:
• About the original anticoagulant, Coumadin (warfarin):
• About Eliquis and the three other newer anticoagulants:
At the time that video was posted in 2009, none of the four newer anticoagulants had been approved.