Medications to treat stroke

tPA (tissue plasminogen activator)

It can stop a stroke by breaking up the blood clot. It should only be given to patients who are having a stroke caused by a blood clot ( ischemic stroke ). Read more .

Blood thinners

There are two kinds of blood thinners: antiplatelet drugs and anticoagulants. Read more .

Blood pressure lowering medications

There are many different kinds of blood pressure-lowering drugs. Your doctor will work with you to find the drug, or combination of drugs, that is best for you. Read more .

Did you or someone you know recently suffer a stroke?