FDA Warns Heartburn Drugs Interfere With Plavix

Common heartburn pills Prilosec and Nexium cut the blood-thinning effect of Sanofi-Aventis SA’s and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co’s heart drug Plavix, U.S. officials warned on Tuesday. The stomach drugs inhibit a key enzyme and reduce by almost half the anti-clotting effect of Plavix, which is taken by millions of people to reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The U.S. label for Plavix, known also as clopidogrel, is now being updated with new warnings on the use of AstraZeneca Plc’s Prilosec and other similar drugs, including Nexium, the agency said. Plavix is widely used with such so-called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, to reduce stomach acid and avoid gastric problems.

Click here to read more…

0 Responses to “FDA Warns Heartburn Drugs Interfere With Plavix”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 434 other followers

Contact Us:

Hissey Kientz, LLP

9442 Capital of Texas Hwy N.

Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 400

Austin, Texas 78759

Toll-free: (866) 275-4454

Facsimile: (512) 320-9101

Email: info@hkllp.com

Sponsored By:

Hissey Kientz, LLP (Austin, TX)

Attorney Michael Hissey is responsible for the content of this website.


%d bloggers like this: