which drugs to use to prevent stroke

With the advent of the newer antiplatelet drugs, some people are wondering which drugs to use to prevent stroke.

Aspirin is still first-line therapy. The American Heart Assoc recommends 50 to 325 mg/day to prevent stroke in patients who have already had a stroke or TIA.

Aggrenox provides 50 mg/day of aspirin and 400 mg/day of sustained-release dipyridamole. It's more effective than aspirin alone...but also much more expensive.

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