Skip to Main Content Skip to Site Map Skip to Accessibility Statement Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in orthopaedics-specialist use in secondary care only

For specialist use in secondary care only.

For further information, refer to NICE NG89 Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism .

1st choice oral anticoagulant for VTE in orthopaedic surgeryApixaban tablets 2.5mg
2nd choicesDabigatran capsules 75mg, 110mg
Rivaroxaban tablets 10mg

Prescribing Notes


  • Refer to BNF for full details of cautions, contraindications and interactions with DOACs.