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Medications to treat stroke

tPA (tissue plasminogen activator)

It can stop a stroke by breaking up the blood clot. It should only be given to patients who are having a stroke caused by a blood clot (ischemic stroke). Read more.

 

Blood thinners

There are two kinds of blood thinners: antiplatelet drugs and anticoagulants. Read more.

 

Blood pressure lowering medications

There are many different kinds of blood pressure-lowering drugs. Your doctor will work with you to find the drug, or combination of drugs, that is best for you. Read more.

 

Did you or someone you know recently suffer a stroke?


Tools for your recovery from stroke

  • Common feelings after diagnosis – and how to work through them.

    Common feelings after diagnosis – and how to work through them.

  • Tips to start exercise after having a stroke

    Tips to start exercise after having a stroke

  • Learn how to manage your medications.

    Learn how to manage your medications.

  • Find nearby services to support your recovery. 

    Find nearby services to support your recovery. 

  • Self-care tips for caregivers.

    Self-care tips for caregivers.

  • You’re not alone – our online support communities can help.

    You’re not alone – our online support communities can help.

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