Educational Risk Minimisation Materials to help reduce the risk associated with using this medicine.
Every patient prescribed Lixiana will receive a Patient Alert Card in the medication pack. This will inform doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals about the patient’s anticoagulation treatment, along with emergency contact details. Encourage patients to have this card with them at all times and to show it to healthcare professionals prior to any consultation or procedure. Patients should be reminded of the importance of compliance to their treatment regimen, the need to watch for signs and symptoms of bleeding and when to seek medical advice. Patient Alert Cards are available from [email protected] or by calling 08000285122.
This risk minimisation material has been developed for Lixiana for all indications. Please ensure that you are familiar with this material as it contains important safety information. In particular, it is aimed at increasing awareness about the potential risk of bleeding during treatment with Lixiana and providing guidance on how to manage that risk.
For Healthcare Professionals