After my last A&E visit for AF the Cardiologist (after discussion) decided I should be on anticoagulants. I'd previously been prescribed Asprin during another hospital admission 2 weeks before for AF. (I since found out that NICE do not recommend Asprin for AF) I requested Rivaroxaban rather than Warafin (I'd done some research before) and the cardiologist agreed that this could and would be the best option. This was late on a Saturday evening after we'd done the chemical cardioversion (large dose of Flecanaide) to stop the AF), I was exhausted, and if I'd wanted to wait for drugs I would have had to stay in hospital overnight again. Decided to leave and he wrote on my discharge letter to GP to prescribe the Rivaroxaban.
GP was unable to do this yesterday as it comes up 'Amber & Red; on her system. She has now writen to the NOAC Service at the hospital as it has to be prescribed by them directly and I have to wait, (continuing to take asprin) until I get an appointment.
Does anyone else take Rivaroxaban and have you had any problems getting it prescribed?