Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Drug Cocktails: Nexium and Plavix Don't Mix

Did you know America's favorite purple pill for heartburn (Nexium) doesn't mix with Plavix, the drug prescribed for people who have stents?

Patients who took both drugs were significantly more likely to be hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke, chest pain, or a coronary artery bypass operation than those who took Plavix alone.

It sounds like Nexium is not for the faint of heart.

There's got to be a safer solution for heartburn.