A Patient's Guide to Taking Coumadin/Warfarin

This resource covers everything you need to know if you’re taking warfarin, a “blood thinner” that reduces the risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation. Topics include how the medication works, side effects to watch for, “do’s and don’ts” of warfarin therapy, requirements for monitoring, and when to call your health care team.

A Patient's Guide to Taking Dabigatran Etexilate

This patient guide explains how dabigatran, an anticoagulant medication, works to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation. It offers tips on taking dabigatran, side effects, “do’s and don’ts” of dabigatran therapy, and when to call your health care team.