Category Archives: Medications

Warfarin

Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant which has been demonstrated to be effective in the prevention of cardioembolic stroke. Recent randomized clinical trials have evaluated the relative merits of warfarin or aspirin in patients with asymptomatic nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Warfarin is

Ticlopidine. Dipyridamole. Clopidogrel

Ticlopidine The other antiplatelet agent that has proven efficacy in stroke prevention is ticlopidine. In the Canadian American Ticlopidine Study, ticlopidine was compared to placebo after a completed non-cardioembolic stroke among 1053 patients. Ticlopidine resulted in a 23% risk reduction

Antithrombotic Agents. Aspirin

Antithrombotic agents are ultimately aimed at interfering with the process of thrombosis or formation of intravascular clot which involves platelets and fibrin. Antiplatelet agents deter the adherence of platelets to the wall of an injured vessel or to one another.