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.