Medications prescribed by your doctor or consultant have many positive effects, such as:
|They may reduce the risk of a TIA or stroke in the future|
|Thin your blood and reduce the risk of clots|
|Lower blood pressure|
|Lower heart rate|
|Reduce the problems that can occur if you have an irregular heartbeat such as atrial fibrillation|
Remember you have been prescribed medication to reduce your risk of another stroke. It is important to understand your medications and how they help you.