Anticoagulation Myth Busters

MYTH

“Unlike warfarin, NOACs do not interact with other medications”

REALITY

NOACs have fewer potential interactions with other medicines compared with warfarin, however there remain certain drug-drug interactions for each NOAC that should be investigated prior to initiation. 1-4 Key interactions which should be considered include: antifungal agents, rifampicin, phenytoin, anti-retrovirals, anti-epileptic medication and anti-rejection medication. Please refer to a pharmacist for any specific advice.

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