New data indicates that omeprazole (Prilosec/Prilosec OTC), a medicine used to reduce stomach acid, also reduces the anti-blood clotting effect of clopidogrel (Plavix), a medication taken by patients at risk for heart attacks or stroke, by almost half when the two drugs are taken by the same patient, according to a new Public Health Advisory issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This drug interaction occurs because omeprazole blocks the conversion of clopidogrel into its active form. The interaction is not reduced if the doses of clopidogrel and omeprazole are separated with time. ... Read More
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