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Are there different medications used for ischemic strokes?

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Yes: For ischemic stroke blood thinners like aspirin, dipyridamole, or Coumadin (warfarin) used where as for hemorrhagic stroke these are contraindicated. Also blood pressure meds may have to be used taking care systolic BP does not precipitously.

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. Amar Dalsania answered

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Different options: Medications used for blood thinning effect include aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyramidole. Warfarin can be used if there is evidence of Afib/Aflutter. Newer agents include dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixiban. Statin medications including atorvastatin or simvastatin are often used also.

Answered 12/20/2014

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Dr. Olav Jaren answered

Specializes in Neurology

Rx ischemic stroke: Medicines used to prevent ischemic stroke may be warfarin, clopidogrel, aspirin, blood pressure medicine, cholesterol medicine, medicine for blood sugar control, aggrenox, and some newer medicines for anticoagulation, such as dabigatran. At the time of the onset of ischemic stroke, TPA (alteplase) is often used

Answered 5/19/2016

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