How do medications treat concussions?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Because there is no medication to "cure" a concussion, most medications are taken to relieve pain associated with the condition. Acetaminophens, like Tylenol, are acceptable medications to take for pain associated with your concussion. Aspirin or other blood thinners, however, may prevent clotting and increase your risk for a brain bleed.

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