I have heartburn almost every day. Can plavix (clopidogrel) cause heartburn?

Not usually. Heartburn is usually the result of acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus, which is behind the heart, which causes a burning sensation. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a medication that prevents platelets from forming clots in the blood vessels.
Maybe. That is possible if the medication irritates the stomach. More commonly, the Plavix (clopidogrel) can contribute to bleeding. It is probable that your heartburn is related to something else. Of course, if the problem improved on stopping the Plavix (clopidogrel) then maybe it is the drug.

Related Questions

Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

Side effect. It is better not to take some other medication to counteract side effects of another. Gerd and GI upsets can be a side effect of clopidogrel. It depends how long you have been taking it. If you have been taking it for a long time and this problem is new then it may not be the clopidogrel.
PPI + Plavix (clopidogrel) Is ok, but proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) makes Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective. You may need to consider making changes to your lifestyle: a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, or not eating foods that make gerd worse. Rec.: talk to your pcp about medication adjustment.

How can people with ulcer desease, gastritis, or GERD take Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes, but. They can but there is an increased risk of bleeding from the stomach. Moreover, meds like omeprazole, often used to treat those conditions, adversely interacts with plavix (clopidogrel) so is best avoided if possible.