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. .
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.