Harvard Heart Letter

Yes to heartburn meds plus clopidogrel

There's no definitive proof this combination is dangerous.

If a stent was inserted in your coronary arteries to improve blood flow, you may be taking clopidogrel (Plavix) and aspirin to prevent a blood clot from forming inside the stent. This combination of medications has been shown to reduce the risk of a fatal or nonfatal heart attack. As a result, clopidogrel has become one of most commonly prescribed medications in the United States.

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