Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion Medication

Updated: Apr 06, 2016
  • Author: Niraj R Nathan, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

To prevent stroke, most patients with branch retinal artery obstruction (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.