Posts Tagged "plavix"

Plavix, Heartburn Drugs Combined Raise Heart Risk

Posted on May 23, 2009 in Chronic Disease

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 People who suffer a heart attack nearly double the risk of having another if they are taking the widely used blood thinner Plavix together with a heartburn drug like Prilosec, researchers said on Tuesday.Plavix, also known as clopidogrel and made by Sanofi-Aventis SA and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, and aspirin are often used to thin a patient’s blood after a heart attack. Doctors also may prescribe a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI, such as AstraZeneca Plc’s heartburn drug Prilosec to cut the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding from bloodthinners. A study...

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