Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion (BRAO) Medication

Updated: Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Rishabh C Date, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

To prevent stroke, most patients with branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) are placed on some form of antiplatelet therapy, such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Aggrenox), and ticlopidine (Ticlid).

Warfarin (Coumadin) is a blood thinner that prevents the blood from clotting. This medication is often used in patients with atrial fibrillation to decrease their risk of stroke.