NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

New DOAC booklet & alert card coming soon

A new direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card have been developed for use across NHSGGC. It includes information tailored to patients and carers on:

  • What  a DOAC is
  • How to take their DOAC treatment and how to manage missed doses
  • Common side effects
  • Letting other people know (inc healthcare professionals, carers and family)
  • Things that may affect the clinical effect of DOACs
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding

The Booklet and Alert Card will be available for all patients prescribed a DOAC across NHSGGC. Electronic versions will also be available on www.ggcmedicines.org.uk for reference.

Further information regarding supply and ordering arrangements will be available in due course.  It is hoped the Booklets and Alert Cards will be available for use by Summer 2018.

For further information contact us on Medinfo@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.



Published 21/03/18