Tria Triumph: 145
Tria Health believes that every patient is unique and each condition requires customized care. In today’s #TriaTriumph, we see how the careful consideration of the patient’s condition was used to identify the correct dosage of the prescription that they needed.
This patient had a history of atrial fibrillation and was taking Xarelto 15mg twice daily for stroke prevention. Xarelto is a blood thinner and a critical medication in patients with high stroke risk. However, when used inappropriately, it can cause a brain hemorrhage. Because of this, the right dose is crucial. Based on all factors, this patient should not have been taking more than 20mg daily. While a 10mg dosage difference seems like a small number, minor dosing changes are significant with this potent medication, and can lead to major complications.
Tria’s pharmacist contacted the prescribing cardiologist, who agreed with her recommendations and adjusted the dose accordingly. Because of the #TriaHealth program, our patient is now taking a SAFE dose to achieve the best clinical outcomes without complications.