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Table 4 Drugs prescribed for hospitalised ischaemic stroke patients, Barbados, 2010–2013

From: Managing acute ischaemic stroke in a small island developing state: meeting the guidelines in Barbados

Drug category Drug name Prescribed acutely Prescribed on discharge
No. % No. %
Antiplatelet drugs Aspirin 521 37.0 670 47.7
Clopidogrel 50 3.6 66 4.7
Dipyridamole < 10 < 1 13 0.9
Aggrenox < 10 < 1 12 0.9
Fibrinolytic Alteplase < 10 < 1 n/a  
Anticoagulants Warfarin 16 1.1 49 3.5
Heparin (subcutaneous) 333 23.7 n/a  
Heparin (low molecular weight) 44 3.1 32 2.3
Statins Simvastatin, Atorvastatin 304 21.6 681 48.4
  1. n/a not applicable