Heartburn drugs don't mix well with Plavix

Written by Andrew Traub

November 18, 2009

Two popular heartburn medications can interfere with the blood thinner Plavix, a drugtaken by millions to reduce risks of heart attack and stroke.

The Food and Drug Administration said the stomach-soothing Prilosec and Nexium cut in half the blood-thinning effect of Plavix, or clopidogrel.

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