Don't Jump to Clopidogrel if Patients Have a GI Bleed on Aspirin
The first generic for Aggrenox will raise questions about how to choose an antiplatelet agent to prevent RECURRENT ischemic stroke.
About 1 in 25 patients with a first stroke will have another within a year. Consider these tips when choosing antiplatelet therapy.
Aspirin is still a good choice for most patients. Give 81 mg daily. Higher doses are NOT more effective and increase GI bleeding.