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.

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