If you have a blood clot (DVT), there is a risk that you could also develop pulmonary embolism (PE). Be sure to read about this condition here and contact your doctor or call an ambulance immediately if you start to have the symptoms associated with PE.
Have a conversation with your doctor to make sure you understand how your prescribed treatment works.
Be sure your doctor knows about any other conditions you have as well as any medicines you have been taking.
Remember to inform your dentist or other doctors that you are taking an anticoagulant.
In some cases, what you eat can affect whether or not your treatment will work. This is only the case with certain types of DVT medications, so be sure to ask your doctor about the type of medicine you are on and whether you should avoid certain foods.
In case of a serious injury, contact your healthcare professional immediately, so he or she can watch out for potential issues like bruising.
Be open with your doctor – share any side effects so that he or she has all the information.
Take your medicine at the same time every day.
Be sure to attend regular check-ups.