Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. They are designed to prevent or treat clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects.
We know that many people taking anticoagulants don’t fully understand what side effects to look out for, or when to seek help. Starting Anticoagulation with Jack is a film and information leaflet that has been created to prevent people becoming unwell while on anticoagulant medicines, and avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital.