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How do medications treat ischemic brain injury?

A variety of medications may be used to treat ischemic brain injury. Some medications, such as anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs, help prevent blockages from developing in the arteries. Other medications, such as channel blockers, aid the circulatory system in working more efficiently. In addition, a medication that breaks down clots given shortly after an ischemic brain injury (in particular a stroke) has shown the ability to reduce the effects and damage caused by blockages.

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