, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 547-552

The Clinical Relevance of the Clopidogrel–Proton Pump Inhibitor Interaction

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Proton pump inhibitors are often prescribed concomitantly with clopidogrel and aspirin to patients post-percutaneous coronary interventions and/or an acute coronary syndrome to mitigate the risk of potential gastrointestinal bleeding, associated primarily with clopidogrel use. Over the last several years, there have been data both supporting and refuting a clopidogrel–proton pump inhibitor interaction. This review critically considers the current evidence and provides practical recommendations to healthcare providers.