Direct Acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC)

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Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
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  • 2020-10-05


This is a codelists that identifies all prepartaions from the NHS dictionary of medicines and devices for Directing Oral Anticoagulants better knows as DOACs. They have previously been know as NOACs.


All preparation beginning with the following BNF codes 0208020V0 were identified and mapped dm+d products for these were included.

  • Apixaban 0208020Z0
  • Dabigatran 0208020X0
  • Edoxaban 0208020AA
  • Rivaroxaban 0208020Y0

Current prescribing patterns of DOACs can be viewed on OpenPrescribing here.


Signed off by

  • Helen Curtis, (Oct. 5, 2020)
  • Richard Croker, (Oct. 5, 2020)
  • Brian MacKenna, (Oct. 5, 2020)

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We don't offer any guarantees about what they do or don't identify. Users should carefully check that any codelist meets their needs, and seek clinical input where appropriate.

type id bnf_code nm chemical
34 amp 19506911000001105 0208020Z0BBAAAA Eliquis 2.5mg tablets (Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd) Apixaban
35 amp 21677511000001105 0208020Z0BBABAB Eliquis 5mg tablets (Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd) Apixaban
142 amp 29902111000001100 0208020AABBAAAA Lixiana 15mg tablets (Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd) Edoxaban
143 amp 29902411000001105 0208020AABBABAB Lixiana 30mg tablets (Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd) Edoxaban
144 amp 29902711000001104 0208020AABBACAC Lixiana 60mg tablets (Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd) Edoxaban
173 amp 13505411000001109 0208020X0BBABAB Pradaxa 110mg capsules (Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd) Dabigatran etexilate
174 amp 19465811000001104 0208020X0BBACAC Pradaxa 150mg capsules (Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd) Dabigatran etexilate
175 amp 13504711000001102 0208020X0BBAAAA Pradaxa 75mg capsules (Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd) Dabigatran etexilate
301 amp 14237311000001106 0208020Y0BBAAAA Xarelto 10mg tablets (Bayer Plc) Rivaroxaban
302 amp 34793111000001102 0208020Y0BBAEAE Xarelto 15mg / 20mg treatment initiation pack (Bayer Plc) Rivaroxaban
303 amp 19840811000001107 0208020Y0BBABAB Xarelto 15mg tablets (Bayer Plc) Rivaroxaban
304 amp 27160311000001106 0208020Y0BBADAD Xarelto 2.5mg tablets (Bayer Plc) Rivaroxaban
305 amp 19841411000001101 0208020Y0BBACAC Xarelto 20mg tablets (Bayer Plc) Rivaroxaban
312 vmp 703907006 0208020Z0AAAAAA Apixaban 2.5mg tablets Apixaban
313 vmp 703908001 0208020Z0AAABAB Apixaban 5mg tablets Apixaban
321 vmp 13532811000001109 0208020X0AAABAB Dabigatran etexilate 110mg capsules Dabigatran etexilate
322 vmp 19469811000001101 0208020X0AAACAC Dabigatran etexilate 150mg capsules Dabigatran etexilate
323 vmp 13532911000001104 0208020X0AAAAAA Dabigatran etexilate 75mg capsules Dabigatran etexilate
336 vmp 29903211000001100 0208020AAAAAAAA Edoxaban 15mg tablets Edoxaban
337 vmp 29903311000001108 0208020AAAAABAB Edoxaban 30mg tablets Edoxaban
338 vmp 29903411000001101 0208020AAAAACAC Edoxaban 60mg tablets Edoxaban
386 vmp 14254711000001104 0208020Y0AAAAAA Rivaroxaban 10mg tablets Rivaroxaban
387 vmp 19842111000001101 0208020Y0AAABAB Rivaroxaban 15mg tablets Rivaroxaban
388 vmp 34819111000001102 0208020Y0AAAEAE Rivaroxaban 15mg tablets and Rivaroxaban 20mg tablets Rivaroxaban
389 vmp 27810711000001104 0208020Y0AAADAD Rivaroxaban 2.5mg tablets Rivaroxaban
390 vmp 19842211000001107 0208020Y0AAACAC Rivaroxaban 20mg tablets Rivaroxaban