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 anticoagulants for VTE in orthopaedic surgery

Apixaban tablets 2.5mg


Dabigatran capsules 75mg, 110mg


Rivaroxaban tablets 10mg

Prescribing Notes


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