Which medications in the drug class Hemorheologic agents are used in the treatment of Vascular Dementia?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Hemorheologic agents

Improve flow properties of blood by lowering viscosity, improving erythrocyte flexibility, inhibiting platelet aggregation and thrombus formation, and suppressing leukocyte adhesion.

Pentoxifylline (Trental)

In a multicenter, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial involving 29 European centers, improvement in cognitive function at 9 mo was noted.


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