Drug Interactions between Plavix and Protonix
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Plavix (clopidogrel)
- Protonix (pantoprazole)
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Plavix (clopidogrel) and Protonix (pantoprazole)
Talk to your doctor before using clopidogrel together with pantoprazole. Combining these medications may reduce the effectiveness of clopidogrel in preventing heart attack or stroke. The interaction is most likely to occur if you are using a higher dosage of pantoprazole than recommended or if you are using it too frequently. If you have any concerns, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to offer suggestions on safer alternatives for stomach acid or ulcer while you are being treated with clopidogrel. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
No interactions were found. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.