Hemorrhagic strokes include bleeding in the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage) and bleeding between the inner and outer layers of tissue that protects the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage).

There are two main types of stroke that bleeds: (intracerebral hemorrhage and (subarachnoid hemorrhage. Other disorders which include intracranial hemorrhage including subdural hematomas and epidural, which is usually caused by a head injury. Disorders cause different symptoms and is not considered a stroke .

Broken and cracked Causes of Hemorrhagic Stroke
When the blood vessels in the brain weak, normal, or under undue pressure, stroke that bleeds can occur. In a phlebotomy stroke, bleeding can occur in the brain, as intracerebral hemorrhage. Or bleeding can occur between the inner and middle layers of the tissue that protects the brain (the subarachnoid space), as subarachnoid hemorrhage.


Drugs used for the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke include:

Drugs that reduce brain swelling:

  • Mannitol

Medication to control high blood pressure subarachnoid hemorrhage:

  • labetalol
  • nitroprusside
  • hydralazine
  • esmolol

Drugs to reduce the risk of seizures:

  • phenytoin
  • Fosphenytoin

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