It is recommended that each physician or caregiver create a simple handout with the following information. You can print this notice, complete the information and hand it to the patient.
You have been diagnosed with an acute pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a blood clot in your lungs. The treatment for this is a blood thinner (anticoagulant medication) to prevent more blood clots from forming.
You have been prescribed _____________ which is a blood thinner. If you have 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.
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