Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.)

Frequently Asked Questions

8. Are there any medications for P.A.D.?

Yes. To treat P.A.D., your doctor may prescribe medicines to

  • prevent blood clots from forming due to low blood flow with anticlotting medicines, such as aspirin
  • treat unhealthy cholesterol levels with statins. By lowering blood cholesterol, you can decrease your chance of developing complications from P.A.D.
  • lower high blood pressure with one of many available medicines
  • help ease leg pain that occurs when you walk or climb stairs
  • reduce the symptoms you have when walking or climbing stairs.