Medication Management 

The Medication Management Program at the Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health helps patients carefully monitor their medications. 

Our highly-trained clinical pharmacists can help maintain your overall health. They work directly with patients and their doctors to:

  • Develop a personalized medication plan
  • Reduce side effects and drug interactions
  • Manage your condition
  • Provide education and counseling

Anticoagulation Program

If you are taking a blood thinner, ask your doctor about a referral to the Anticoagulation Program. It is important to regularly check your medication's effect on your blood. If it is too thick, it could result in clotting. If it becomes too thin, bleeding risk increases.

Blood thinners

Blood thinners are medicines that prevent blood clots. They do not actually thin the blood but increase the time it takes to form a blood clot. They also help prevent existing blood clots from becoming larger. They may be used to prevent or to treat certain blood vessel, heart, or lung conditions.

The term "blood thinner" describes different types of medicines, including anticoagulants and antiplatelets.

Examples of anticoagulants include:

  • apixaban (Eliquis).
  • dabigatran (Pradaxa).
  • edoxaban (Savaysa).
  • enoxaparin (Lovenox).
  • rivaroxaban (Xarelto).
  • warfarin (Coumadin).

Examples of antiplatelets include:

  • aspirin (Bayer, Bufferin, Ecotrin).
  • clopidogrel (Plavix).
  • prasugrel (Effient).
  • ticagrelor (Brilinta).