Antiplatelet Medicines for Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
How Well It Works
Aspirin reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack or another transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Studies have shown that the combination of aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole reduces the risk of stroke and is a safe and effective alternative to aspirin alone.Reference 1
Clopidogrel is a safe and effective alternative to aspirin.Reference 1
It is important for each person to work with his or her doctor to find the best medicine.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation