Pronunciation: ni ZA ti deen
Brand: Axid, Axid AR, Axid Pulvules
150 mg, capsule, white/yellow, imprinted with E150
300 mg, capsule, orange/white, imprinted with E300
150 mg, capsule, purple, imprinted with MYLAN 5150
300 mg, capsule, purple, imprinted with MYLAN 5300
150 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with 3137, WPI
150 mg, capsule, yellow, imprinted with G46, 150
150 mg, yellow, imprinted with 150, AXID Reliant
150 mg, white/yellow, imprinted with Lilly 3144, AXID 150 mg
300 mg, orange/yellow, imprinted with Lilly 3145, AXID 300 mg
150 mg, capsule, white/yellow, imprinted with APO, 150
150 mg, capsule, brown/white, imprinted with N 894, 150
300 mg, capsule, brown/white, imprinted with APO, 300
300 mg, capsule, brown, imprinted with N899, 300
300 mg, capsule, brown, imprinted with 3138, WPI
Nizatidine is a histamine-2 blocker that works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
Nizatidine is used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. Nizatidine also treats heartburn and erosive esophagitis caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus.
Nizatidine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to nizatidine or similar stomach medicines such as ranitidine (Zantac), cimetidine (Tagamet), or famotidine (Pepcid).
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:
It is not known whether nizatidine will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
Nizatidine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking this medication.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old without the advice of a doctor.
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Nizatidine works best if you take it within 1 hour before you eat or drink anything that may cause you to have heartburn.
Do not take more than 2 tablets in a 24-hour period.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Call your doctor if your heartburn symptoms do not improve after 14 days of treatment, or if you have worsening heartburn.
Nizatidine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes changes in diet or lifestyle habits. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.
Although most ulcers heal within 4 weeks of nizatidine treatment, it may take up to 8 to 12 weeks of using this medicine before your ulcer heals. For best results, keep using the medication as directed.
Nizatidine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using nizatidine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
To help manage your heartburn symptoms, avoid certain things that can make heartburn worse, such as:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using nizatidine and call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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