Medicines for Stroke Prevention
After a Reference stroke Opens New Window and during Reference rehabilitation Opens New Window, you need medicines to help prevent another stroke. You may need medicines to thin your blood and prevent clots from forming and medicines to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Medicines you may take after a stroke include:
- Reference Antiplatelets to prevent blood clots.
- Reference Anticoagulant medicine Opens New Window.
- Reference Statins to lower cholesterol.
- Reference Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to lower blood pressure.
- Reference Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) to lower blood pressure.
- Reference Beta-blockers to lower blood pressure.
- Reference Diuretics to lower blood pressure.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation