If you’re on warfarin
You’ll need to get a test each time you request and get a supply of oral anticoagulants. This will include a review of your blood test results and dose information. We’ll also make sure it’s safe to supply you with more tablets.
When you request a repeat prescription, you must provide information about your INR test results and current dose of oral anticoagulant. You can find this information in your oral anticoagulation therapy record book.
Your community pharmacist will also ask to see this information when they dispense your prescription. If you can not request or collect the prescription yourself, make sure that the person representing you has this information with them.
For prescription delivery services, the pharmacist dispensing the prescription should contact you to confirm your INR and current dose. Make sure that you do not run out of tablets and always have at least 1 week’s supply.
If you’re on Apixaban, Dabigatran, Edoxaban or Rivaroxaban
The anticoagulant clinic will normally provide your first month of anticoagulant. After this you need to get your prescription from your GP.