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How do medications treat a brain aneurysm?

When medicine is used to treat a brain aneurysm, it is primarily to relieve symptoms rather than treat the aneurysm itself. Pain relievers are used to ease headache pain. Calcium channel blockers are used to prevent vasospasm, which is the abnormal expanding and contracting of blood vessels that can occur after an aneurysm has ruptured. Vasopressors are used to avoid stroke by raising blood pressure to force blood through constricted blood vessels. Anti-seizure drugs are used to prevent seizures.

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