To treat intermittent claudication, initially your doctor will ensure that you are medically optimised and the risk factors for PAD are addressed. This will typically include starting a blood thinner such as Aspirin and also a cholesterol lowering agent called statin. Statin is often prescribed as it has been shown by research to improve the function of the inner cell lining of the blood vessel wall. Although these medications will not improve the distance you can walk without claudication pain, it has been shown to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes in the future.