Blood Thinner Education

Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely

Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely is an easy-to-read booklet that educates people about blood thinners. It offers basic information about the medication, including reasons why a clinician might prescribe it. It also includes tips on diet, medicines and foods to avoid, important precautions for some daily activities, and when to seek help.

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This guide is also available in Spanish.


About Your Blood Thinner
How to Take Your Blood Thinner
Check Your Medicine
Using Other Medicines
Possible Side Effects
Stay Safe While Taking Your Blood Thinner
Food and Your Blood Thinner
Talk to Your Other Doctors
Blood Tests
Common Medical Conditions

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers a free booklet and a video about blood thinner medicines. Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners, a 10-minute video, features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it's important to take them correctly.Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely, a 24-page booklet, explains how these pills can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines.