Mixing Plavix with reflux drugs could be dangerous

March 3, 2009 2:22:11 PM PST
There is new concern about the possibility of a dangerous drug interaction in some heart attack patients. A study tracking thousands of patients finds those taking acid reflux medications along with the blood thinner Plavix were more likely to suffer a heart attack.

The report in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association" theorizes the reflux drugs interfere with an enzyme, which just happens to be necessary for Plavix to work properly.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently studying this issue.

This study is in The Lancet medical journal.