Always tell your healthcare provider if you need to have surgery or an invasive procedure. Also
check if you are prescribed medicines that may affect dabigatran such as those used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, epilepsy, fungal, viral or bacterial infections or autoimmune disorders and also medicines that can increase the risk of bleeding such as anti-inflammatory drugs and some anti-depressants.
You should not take other anticoagulants (medicines to prevent blood clotting) with dabigatran except during a period where your treatment is being switched to or from dabigatran.
Always carry your patient alert card with you at all times.
If you have any questions or need further information contact the anticoagulation nurses on 0116 258 5069 1030-1530hrs Monday– Friday except Bank Holidays.