This information is intended for patients prescribed apixaban in UK only.

Further sources of information and support

There are a number of UK organisations which provide invaluable help, information and support to people affected by atrial fibrillation and stroke. Here are the contact details of some organisations you may find useful:

Atrial Fibrillation Association
Tel: 01789 451 837 (24 hour)
Website: www.afa.org.uk
Email: info@afa.org.uk
The AF Association provides information, support and guidance on access to established, or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Anticoagulation UK
Tel: 020 8289 6875
Website: www.anticoagulationuk.org
Email: info@anticoagulationuk.org
Provides information and support for people on anticoagulant medications and their healthcare professionals.

Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A), The Heart Rhythm Charity®: working together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for all those affected by arrhythmias. Tel: 01789 450 787
(24 hour)
Website: www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk
Email: info@heartrhythmcharity.org.uk
A-A is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals. Although these groups remain independent, they work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.

Stroke Association
Helpline: 0303 3033 100
Website: www.stroke.org.uk
Provides information about stroke, emotional support and details of local services and support groups. Factsheets available include the effects of stroke, and reducing your risk of stroke.

NHS Choices- Atrial Fibrillation Information provided by the NHS for patients with atrial fibrillation. The NHS site can be accessed by clicking here

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Patients prescribed apixaban

This section is intended for patients prescribed apixaban in the UK to provide information on this medicine, and its uses. It is not intended to replace in any way the opinion of a healthcare professional. For specific information about the pathology and/or detection, diagnosis, prognosis, administration and, where applicable, appropriate treatment for each specific case, please promptly consult a healthcare professional. The use of this website is subject to the legal notice, the privacy and cookie policy, the pharmacovigilance notice (if appropriate) and the applicable laws and regulations.

Report Side Effects

If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

Side effects for this medicine should also be reported to Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Information on 0800 731 1736 or medical.information@bms.com.