Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC) Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card


The NHSGGC DOAC Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card are suitable for patients on apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, or rivaroxaban. The booklet contains information on:

  • How to take your medicine
  • How to manage missed doses
  • Side effects
  • Things that may affect your medicine

This resource has been available since 2018 and feedback received so far has been positive - more details can be found in this blog. A new revised version is now available for ordering across NHSGGC.

GP Practices and Community Pharmacies across NHSGGC can order printed copies of the Patient Booklet and Alert Card. Printed copies are also available for use in NHSGGC hospitals. Please refer to this memo for ordering details.

Click on the following links for the electronic versions of the Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Patient Information Booklet and Alert Card

We would like to hear what you think of the DOAC Patient Booklet and Alert Card. If you are a patient or a healthcare professional please leave us your feedback using this anonymous survey.

A patient information sheet for the survey can be found here 

Published 06/07/2020.

Image of front cover of the new NHSGGC DOAC booklet