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2009-11-17 14:37:31

The popular heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium can reduce by nearly half the blood thinning effect of the drug Plavix, said officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday. Plavix, known generically as clopidogrel, is an anti-clotting drug taken by millions of Americans to reduce risks of heart attack and stroke. Nexium and Prilosec belong to a class of heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Regulators said the key ingredient PPIs blocks an...

2009-10-19 08:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) and POZEN Inc. (Nasdaq: POZN) today announced pivotal data from two POZEN clinical trials that were presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The data demonstrated that patients at risk for developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers taking VIMOVO(TM) (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium, formerly known as PN 400) experienced significantly fewer...

2009-06-02 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two studies from AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) show that symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients treated with NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium) 20 mg daily experienced greater relief from nighttime heartburn and GERD-related sleep disturbances compared with patients taking placebo over four weeks(1). NEXIUM 20 mg is indicated for the treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GERD. NEXIUM, in a class of drugs...

2009-05-06 23:39:13

The anti-clotting action of the medication clopidogrel -- Plavix -- can be compromised by common drugs for the treatment of heartburn, U.S. researchers said. Principal investigator Eric J. Stanek of Medco Health Solutions in Franklin Lakes, N.J., said the study specifically focused on the effects of proton pump inhibitors -- omeprazole or Prilosec; esomeprazole or Nexium; pantoprazole or Protonix; and lansoprazole or Prevacid. Together those drugs accounted for about 96 percent of proton...

2009-05-04 07:00:00

- Company Also Submits sNDA for NEXIUM Capsules for Risk Reduction of Low-Dose Aspirin-Associated Peptic Ulcer - WILMINGTON, Del., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced the submission of a new drug application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for a product combining low dose aspirin with esomeprazole magnesium for the risk reduction of low dose aspirin-associated gastric and/or duodenal ulcers in patients at risk....

2009-04-09 18:07:23

Heartburn among asthma sufferers led some doctors to prescribe heartburn medication, but heartburn drugs do not help control asthma, U.S. researchers said. The study, conducted by the American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers at 20 U.S. sites, the study demonstrated that participants who took esomeprazole, or Nexium, had as many asthma episodes as participants who were given an inactive pill, or placebo. This study goes against the idea that mild or silent acid reflux...

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2009-04-09 07:15:00

The surprising results of a recent study indicate that the decades long medical practice of prescribing heartburn medications to patients with asthma is ineffective. The new study found that the popular heartburn drug Nexium, also known as the purple pill, did not reduce asthma symptoms in patients who were not also suffering from heartburn.  An estimated 2.5 to 5 million suffer from a combination of asthma and gastroesophageal reflux, commonly referred to as heartburn. For at least the...

2009-04-08 16:00:00

--Practice Changing Study Calls on Doctors to Stop Prescribing Potent Heartburn Medications to Asthma Patients Without Frequent Symptoms of Gastric Reflux-- WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 20 years, it was believed that severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness were triggered in part by acid reflux. A new study conducted by the American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) finds the longstanding practice of...

2008-12-19 07:00:00

-Filing also includes age appropriate formulation of 2.5 mg and 5 mg strengths of NEXIUM for Delayed-Release Oral Suspension- WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium) to seek approval for the short-term (up to 6 weeks) treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in pediatric patients ages...

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2008-11-12 07:55:00

According to a new study, stent patients who take the blood thinner Plavix combined with heartburn drugs may face a greater risk of heart attack.Researchers concluded patients who took Plavix with popular prescription heartburn drugs, including AstraZeneca's Nexium, were more likely to be hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke, chest pain or a coronary artery bypass operation than those who took Plavix alone.A stent is a wire-mesh tube used to prop open arteries after they have been cleared...