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Speech problems (aphasia
) are common after stroke
on the left side of brain (in right-handed people). This is because the speech areas (for both understanding and producing speech) are located on the left side of brain.
Recovery is a gradual process and can take up to two years (though some people do not recover completely).
The best treatment is speech therapy
(which your husband is undergoing).
There are no specific medications to improve sppech. However, in some research studies, piracetam
has been found to be useful. You may use pitracetam (nootropil) 1200 mg twice daily for three months. Please consult your doctor regarding this.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad