Other Medications Used to Treat or Prevent a Stroke
Other medications that may help with recovery following a stroke, or may help to prevent a stroke from occurring, include the following:
- medications to help prevent more blood clots from forming – Medications that help to prevent additional blood clots from forming are called anticoagulants, as they prevent the coagulation of the blood. Medications of this type include, for example, heparin and warfarin (Coumadin®).
- medications that reduce the chance of blood clots by preventing platelets (a type of blood cell) from sticking together – Examples of this type of medication include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), dipyridamole (Aggrenox®), or ticlopidine (Ticlid®).
- medications to treat existing medical conditions such as diabetes, heart or blood pressure problems