Which medications are used in the management of cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Nimodipine has been demonstrated to improve outcome and decrease the incidence of delayed neurological deficits when administered for the first 21 days after aneurysmal SAH. Although the prophylactic role of antiepileptic medications in aneurysmal SAH is controversial, seizures may be treated with these medications. Antihypertensive medications may be needed to control blood pressure. After aneurysmal occlusion, these medications are held typically for 2 weeks. Sedatives and pain control may be needed for aneurysmal SAH. Antiemetics, antacids, and stool softeners also are used routinely.

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