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Hello @heidi2020, That is a really good question and important for a lot of folks to know and understand. I knew nothing about it but what you have brought out would be a major concern if I were in the same position. I found something that seems to address some of your questions and thought I would share it in case you have not seen the article.

It's from the Mayo Clinic Trauma News – Jul 12, 2019 — A Mayo Clinic pharmacist explains the benefits, concerns and uncertainties about direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), including challenges: https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/trauma/news/doacs-clear-benefits-yet-questions-remain/mac-20464705

I'm hoping other members that may have the same concerns will see your post and share what they have learned. Have you thought about talking to your pharmacist to see if they have some suggestions or information?

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Thank you @johnbishop, this was a great article. I appreciate your sharing it. One of the new to me things was that the antidote (if available) has to be brought down to room temperature and they need to know how to use/administer it. I have recently moved to a new area and have not found the same level of medical knowledge and care that I'm used to (having lived previously in Rochester/Mayo and Palo Alto/Stanford). I have found that becoming knowledgeable myself as my own advocate is going to be very important. So that's what I plan to do. Thank you SO much again for your response, it is greatly appreciated.