a SHORT course of clopidogrel (Plavix, etc) along with aspirin after a minor stroke

You'll see more patients getting a SHORT course of clopidogrel (Plavix, etc) along with aspirin after a minor stroke.

Prescribers often stick with aspirin alone after a minor stroke. It works well...and bleeding risk is low compared to other blood thinners.

Experts are now finding that adding a 3-week course of clopidogrel to aspirin after a stroke improves outcomes.

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