Take your medication regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Medicines can be provided in other forms if you can not swallow.
Medication following stroke focuses mainly on reducing the risks from underlying medical conditions.
Antiplatelets e.g. aspirin
Prevents clots forming.
Anticoagulants – e.g.warfarin
Prevents blood clots from heart problems such as atrial fibrillation, a heart valve problem or a recent heart attack.
Antihypertensives – e.g. ace inhibitors/betablockers/calcium channel blockers /diuretics
Controls high blood pressure.
Statins – e.g. simvastatin
Lowers cholesterol even if not found to be high