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What type of medications are used to treat traumatic brain injury

In the event of a traumatic brain injury, it's important for the individual to receive immediate medical treatment. This goes a long way in pinpointing the extent of the issue, while also providing treatment to help prevent long-term concerns.

In a perfect world, there would be one medication that helps heal a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, this does not exist. That being said, there are several medications that can be used if a person is dealing with this type of injury.

Here are some of the most commonly prescribed:

-- Analgesics: for pain management and pain relief.

-- Anti-anxiety medication: to help treat feelings of fear and nervousness.

-- Anti-coagulants: often used to prevent blood clots.

-- Anti-convulsants: helpful in the prevention of seizures.

-- Muscle relaxants: used to help prevent or reduce muscle spasticity or spasms.

-- Stimulants: prescribed to increase levels of attention and alertness.

When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, medical professionals are careful about the type of medication they prescribe. These are carefully selected, with the patient closely monitored to ensure that their situation does not worsen.

Although there is not a single medication that can treat or cure a traumatic brain injury, there are options that can help during the recovery and treatment process.

If a loved one has suffered this type of injury, don't hesitate to learn more about his or her treatment options. Along with this, focus on the details of the accident, including whether you're in position to receive compensation from the party who caused the injury.

Source: Brain Injury Association of America, "Treatment," accessed Jan. 10, 2017

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