The drugs Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and Protonix, known as proton pump inhibitors, are enormously popular. But, researchers have found, they can be dangerous in heart patients taking the aforementioned anti-clotting medication.
They apparently interfere with Plavix's effectiveness, boosting the risk of heart and stroke by 50% in patients taking both drugs.
The results were presented this week at a meeting of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Here's a fuller story from the Wall Street Journal.
-- Tami Dennis
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