Health Care Providers (HCPs)


Patient Handout for Anticoagulant Use

Create some sort of simple handout with the following information. You can print this notice, complete the information and hand it to the patient.

Dear __________________,

You have been diagnosed with an acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot in your leg.  The treatment for this is an anticoagulant medication (blood thinner) to prevent more blood clots from forming.

You have been prescribed __________________, which is a blood thinner.  If you have any difficulty obtaining this from the pharmacy (due to availability, cost or any other reason), please contact our office ASAP. We will help you find a suitable alternative. Please do not wait until the next day, we want to make sure you are started on your blood thinner immediately.

Office Contact Number and Contact Person: _____________________________________________