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Are there different medications used for ischemic strokes?

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Dr. Amar Dalsania
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amar Dalsania
Dr. Amar Dalsania
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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