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Front cover of leafletBlood-thinning medicines are drugs that help to prevent blood clots forming. They are often prescribed after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or a stroke caused by a blockage (an ischaemic stroke).

This information leaflet explains the link between blood clots and stroke and the blood-thinning medication that you may be prescribed to help reduce your risk of having another TIA or stroke.

Document date

July 2015
Next review due
January 2016