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This summary briefing covers the following common questions
- How do oral anticoagulants work?
- What are their main contraindications?
- Do the preparations contain wheat and lactose?
- When should specific OACs be avoided?
- What pre-testing and monitoring are necessary?
- What doses should be given?
- How should dose be adjusted in renal impairment?
- Does the risk of a bleed vary between OACs?
- Can bleeding be reversed?
- What are the half-lives of the OACs?
- What are the common side effects?
- How do you switch between anticoagulants?
- What are the main drug interactions?
- How should the dose of OACs be adjusted when patients are having dental treatment or surgery