Which medications are used in the treatment of atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Sep 29, 2021
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Medications used to manage atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery include the following:

  • Antiplatelet agents (eg, aspirin, ticlopidine, clopidogrel)
  • Statin therapy (atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, lovastatin)
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) - Note that the use of warfarin in patients with noncardiac emboli is controversial

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