Stroke Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

colesevelam Colesevelam

Colesevelam is a cholesterol-lowering drug...learn more »

aspirin and dipyridamole Aspirin And Dipyridamole

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

telmisartan Telmisartan

Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Telmisartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow......learn more »

clopidogrel Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel c...learn more »

atorvastatin Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Atorvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprot...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol And Desogestrel

Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication als...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel

Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication ...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol And Norethindrone

Ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication a...learn more »

simvastatin Simvastatin

Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Simvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotei...learn more »

ramipril Ramipril

Ramipril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme...learn more »

pravastatin Pravastatin

Pravastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Pravastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotei...learn more »

nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual) Nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual)

Nitroglycerin is in a group of drugs called nitrates. Nitroglycerin dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easie...learn more »

dipyridamole Dipyridamole

Dipyridamole keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent blood clots from forming on or around an artificial heart valve...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

warfarin Warfarin

Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots...learn more »





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