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Brain Aneurysm Topic Guide

Brain Aneurysm Brain Aneurysm : A brain aneurysm is a ballooning of a blood vessel in the brain that can be life-threatening. A combination of environmental and genetic factors are believed to play a role in the development of brain aneurysms. Certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, head trauma, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) increase the risk for brain aneurysms.

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Brain Aneurysm Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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nimodipine Nimodipine

Nimodipine is a calcium channel blocker that is used to prevent brain damage caused by reduced blood flow to the brain resulting from aneurysm (a dilated or ...learn more »

phenytoin (oral) Phenytoin (oral)

Phenytoin is an anticonvulsant medication that is used to control seizures. Phenytoin does not treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine i...learn more »

labetalol Labetalol

Labetalol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »