CPD quiz: Anticoagulant medicines 2nd July 2018 by PIP editor 1 Comment Welcome to the Pharmacy in Practice CPD quiz. The idea is to test your knowledge and identify areas for further learning. Remember to add your name and e-mail address below* and you will receive a copy of the correct answers and your name may appear on the leaderboard. We hope you enjoy the quiz. Good luck! (*By adding your name you agree to be added to our weekly e-mail. You can opt out of this at any time) Name Email 1. Which of the following are direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)? Apixaban Edoxaban Dabigatran Rivaroxaban Warfarin2. TRUE, or FALSE, unlike warfarin, there is no available antidote to any DOACs? TRUE FALSE3. Idaracizumab (Praxbind) reverses the actions of which DOAC? Apixaban Dabigatran Edoxaban Rivaroxaban4. TRUE, or FALSE, warfarin has a slow onset of action and it may take 5–10 days before the INR is within target range? TRUE FALSE5. TRUE, or FALSE, DOACs have a faster onset of action, and shorter duration of action than warfarin? TRUE FALSE6. If someone taking warfarin is due to undergo surgery, how many days before surgery should they usually stop taking warfarin? 1 3 5 7 7. If a dose of apixaban has been missed, what advice would you give patients? Skip the missed dose, and take the next dose as normal Take the missed dose now, and take the next dose as normal Take the missed dose only if the next dose is not due within 6 hours. Miss the dose if the next dose is due within 6 hours Take the missed dose now and skip the next dose8. TRUE, or FALSE, the anticoagulant effect of DOACs reduces after 12-24 hours? TRUE FALSE9. The INR needs to be regularly monitored with which of the following drugs? Apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, rivaroxaban, warfarin Apixaban, dabigatran, warfarin Apixaban, warfarin Warfarin10. TRUE, or FALSE, people taking anticoagulants should seek immediate medical advice if there are sign of bleeding (such as bruising, bleeding gums, or subconjunctival haemorrhage)? TRUE FALSE The pharmacy in Practice quiz is kindly supported by Juvela Gluten Free.