new drug interaction alert pop up for patients taking Plavix (clopidogrel) with some stomach meds (Prilosec, etc)

You'll see a new drug interaction alert pop up for patients taking Plavix (clopidogrel) with some stomach meds (Prilosec, etc).

Plavix thins the blood to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Patients taking Plavix may get bleeding ulcers. The "proton pump inhibitors" (PPIs) Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex, etc are often used to prevent this.

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