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Nizatidine

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Notes
Related terms
Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: Axid®
    • Canadian Brand Names: Apo-Nizatidine®;Axid®;Gen-Nizatidine;Novo-Nizatidine;Nu-Nizatidine;PMS-Nizatidine
    • Mexican Brand Names: Axid
    • Pharmacologic Category: Histamine H2 Antagonist

    Uses
    • It is used to stop heartburn and sour stomach.
    • It is used to stop or treat GI (gastrointestinal) ulcers caused by infection.
    • It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.
    • Nizatidine helps avoid harm to the GI (gastrointestinal) tract caused by stomach acid or infection.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
    • Take at bedtime if you are taking once a day.
    • There is a liquid (solution) if you cannot swallow pills.
    • Those who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given.

    Missed Dose

    • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal time.
    • Do not take two doses or extra doses.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect from light.
    • Protect from water. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • Unsafe reactions may happen. This drug cannot be taken while you are taking certain other drugs. Check all the drugs you are taking with your doctor.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to nizatidine or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs involved.

    Precautions

    • If you have kidney disease, talk with doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with certain other drugs.
    • Talk with doctor before using other aspirin, products that have aspirin, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, ibuprofen or like products, pain drugs, or vitamin E.
    • Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
    • Tell doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.
    • Headache.
    • Loose stools.
    • Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber diet may help. Talk with doctor about a stool softener or laxative.

    Monitoring

    • Change in health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
    • Chest pain or pressure or fast heartbeat.
    • Big change in thinking clearly and with logic.
    • Unusual bruising or bleeding.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada return any unused drugs back to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th for more facts about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for health help about side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
    • Copyright © 1978-2010 Lexi-Comp Inc. All rights reserved.

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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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