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Intracerebral hemorrhage

Also known as Cerebral Hemorrhage, Brain Bleeding, and Brain Haemorrhage

A cerebral hemorrhage or haemorrhage (or intracerebral hemorrhage, ICH) is a subtype of intracranial hemorrhage that occurs within the brain tissue itself. Intracerebral hemorrhage can be caused by brain trauma, or it can occur spontaneously in hemorrhagic stroke. Non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage is a spontaneous bleeding into the brain tissue.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with intracerebral hemorrhage, 63% report having headache, 57% report having dizziness, and 53% report having weakness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of intracerebral hemorrhage are focal weakness, slurring words, and blindness, although you may still have intracerebral hemorrhage without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, x-ray computed tomography, complete blood count, electrocardiogram, plain x-ray, intravenous fluid replacement and kidney function tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage include labetalol, midazolam (versed), phenytoin (dilantin), nicardipine, levetiracetam (keppra), mannitol, hydralazine, baclofen, dexamethasone, fosphenytoin, naloxone (suboxone), hydralazine / hydrochlorothiazide and dantrolene .

Labetalol
$19
(28 days)
Midazolam (Versed)

Phenytoin (Dilantin)
$29
(28 days)
Nicardipine
$28
(28 days)
Levetiracetam (Keppra)
$111
(28 days)
Mannitol
$9
(14 days)
Hydralazine
$24
(28 days)
Baclofen
$18
(28 days)
Dexamethasone
$13
(14 days)
Fosphenytoin
$23
(7 days)
Naloxone (Suboxone)
Under $1
(0 days)
Dantrolene
$105
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for intracerebral hemorrhage include age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.7x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.3x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.7x
75+ years
3.1x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.9x
Other
1.2x
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