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Medications for Ischemic Stroke

Other names: Cerebrovascular Accident; CVA; Stroke; Stroke, ischemic

An Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. If blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot get blood and oxygen. Brain cells can die, causing permanent damage.

Drugs used to treat Ischemic Stroke

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
clopidogrel 7.3 14 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: clopidogrel systemic

Brand name:  Plavix

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Plavix 6.6 11 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: clopidogrel systemic

Drug class: platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

aspirin 9.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Aspir 81, Bayer Aspirin, Easprin, Ecotrin, Arthritis Pain, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspir-Low, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Genacote, Halfprin, Bufferin, Ecpirin, Entercote, Aspiritab, Aspirtab, Bayer Aspirin Extra Strength Plus, Norwich Aspirin …show all

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Aspir 81 Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Activase Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: alteplase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Bayer Aspirin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Easprin Rate Add review
Rx N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ecotrin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

alteplase Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: alteplase systemic

Brand name:  Activase

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Arthritis Pain Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ascriptin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aspergum Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aspir-Low Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bayer Aspirin Regimen Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Genacote Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Halfprin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bufferin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ecpirin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Entercote Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

nimodipine Off-label 10 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: nimodipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Aspiritab Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aspirtab Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bayer Aspirin Extra Strength Plus Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Norwich Aspirin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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