Cerebellar Hemorrhage Medication

Updated: Dec 05, 2016
  • Author: Sonal Mehta, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

No specific drug therapy exists for CH. Medications useful in treating hypertension (eg, labetalol, nicardipine) and increased ICP (eg, mannitol) may have a limited role in the acute phase. See the article Intracranial Hemorrhage for details.

Patients with an identified coagulopathy may require fresh frozen plasma or other products such as prothrombin complex concentrate that are specific for the coagulopathy. There is great heterogeneity in clinical practice for treatment of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage regarding blood pressure management, treatment of coagulopathy, and treatment of patients on antiplatelet therapy. Though no specific information addresses consideration of patients with cerebellar hemorrhage, it seems reasonable to extrapolate some concepts. For patients on antiplatelet therapy, transfusion of platelets or treatment with desomopressin (DDVAP) may be considered but are not routinely recommended. [17] Further study is needed.