Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet agents are used in the treatment of Systemic Sclerosis?

Updated: Nov 11, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antiplatelet agents

These agents inhibit the cyclo-oxygenase system, decreasing the level of thromboxane A2, which is a potent platelet activator.

Aspirin (Bayer Buffered Aspirin, Bayer Aspirin, Anacin)

Aspirin inhibits prostaglandin synthesis, preventing the formation of platelet-aggregating thromboxane A2. It may be used in low doses to inhibit platelet aggregation and improve complications of venous stases and thrombosis.


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