Stroke Rehabilitation - Medicines for Stroke Prevention

Your doctor will probably prescribe several medicines after you have had a stroke. Medicines to prevent blood clots are typically used, because blood clots can cause TIAs and strokes.

The types of medicines that prevent clotting are:

  • Anticoagulant medicines.
  • Antiplatelet medicines.

Cholesterol-lowering and blood-pressure-lowering medicines are also used to prevent TIAs and strokes.

For more information on medicines prescribed after a stroke, see Stroke.

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