Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Avoid Plavix with Heartburn Drugs

The Associated Press reported this fall that patients who combine Plavix with acid-reducers such as Nexium, Protonix, and Prilosec greatly increase their risks of a heart attack, which is exactly opposite of the purpose of the Plavix. Most of the beneficial effect of Plavix is only in the first 30 days after a cardiac event. There are many natural and safer ways to make the platelets slippery and avoid clotting, including fish oils, garlic and nattokinase.

Family Practice News, November 1, 2008, p. 10
The Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2008
American College of Gastroenterology

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