Is aspirin plus esomeprazole (Nexium) effective in preventing recurrent gastric ulcer bleeding?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: BS Anand, MD; Chief Editor: Philip O Katz, MD, FACP, FACG  more...
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A 2005 study showed that in patients with aspirin-induced ulcer, contrary to popular belief, aspirin plus esomeprazole (Nexium) was superior to clopidogrel (Plavix) in preventing recurrent gastric ulcer bleeding. [61] This was further confirmed in a double-blind randomized study in 2006 by Lai and colleagues. [62]


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