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TIA Symptoms - When Will Generic Plavix Be Available?
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- TIA Symptoms
Typically, TIA symptoms appear suddenly and may include dizziness, confusion, and difficulty speaking. This eMedTV article discusses common signs and symptoms of this event, such as sudden severe headache with no known cause and loss of coordination.
- TIA Treatment
As explained in this eMedTV article, treatment options for a TIA may include lifestyle changes (such as losing weight) and medications (such as warfarin). This Web page describes these and other treatment options in more detail.
A TIA (transient ischemic attack) is a warning that someone is at risk for a stroke. This eMedTV segment gives a brief description of TIAs, including common symptoms, and includes a link to more details on the topic.
- Transient Ischemic Attack
A transient ischemic attack is a sudden episode in which the brain's blood supply is briefly interrupted. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of these attacks, including a discussion of their causes and symptoms.
- What Is a Stroke?
As this eMedTV page explains, a stroke is a sudden episode that may affect consciousness, sensation, and movement. This article gives a more in-depth description of what a stroke is and includes a link to more information.
- What Is Prasugrel Used For?
Prasugrel is approved to reduce the risk of heart attacks and other problems following an angioplasty. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at what prasugrel is used for, with information on how it works and whether it can be used "off-label."
- When Will Generic Plavix Be Available?
The first patent for Plavix doesn't expire until 2011 -- will generic Plavix be available after this date? This eMedTV article explains when a generic version could appear and provides a link to more detailed information on this topic.