Learn more about why your loved one needs to take a
blood thinner, and ask about other medications he/she may be
Help your family member or friend to create and
maintain a list of ALL the medications, vitamins and supplements
they take, and remind them to share it with their pharmacists
and other health care providers.
AARP’s simple Personal Medication Record is available here.
Remind your loved one to get regular blood tests to
make sure that they are getting the right dose.
Learn about any special dietary modifications your
loved one may need to make to accommodate taking a blood
thinner. This information is especially important if you’re the
Dietetic Association for some great ideas.
Encourage your loved one to ask questions and engage
in regular conversations with pharmacists and other health care
Share this simple
Q & A tool with your loved one to
help them get the basic information they will need to take their
blood thinner safely.