Plavix isn't for everyone

Published: June, 2006

Adding Plavix to aspirin doesn't help people without heart disease.

There are several good reasons to fortify aspirin's anti-clotting action with the "superaspirin" Plavix (clopidogrel). Having stable heart disease or being at high risk for developing heart disease, it turns out, aren't among them. Surprising results from a trial that included more than 15,000 volunteers showed that aspirin alone is safer and just as effective as aspirin plus Plavix at preventing heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems in these groups.

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