How Do I Take Axid?
Some considerations for people taking Axid include:
- Prescription Axid comes in capsule form, while non-prescription Axid AR comes in tablet form. Depending on the condition, Axid is usually taken by mouth one or two times a day.
- A liquid form of prescription Axid is available for people who have trouble swallowing capsules or tablets.
- Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about how long you will need to take Axid. Some people need to take Axid for only a short period of time (a month or two).
- Axid can be taken with or without food. If you are using over-the-counter Axid AR to prevent heartburn, you should take Axid AR 30 to 60 minutes before eating or drinking the foods that cause heartburn (up to twice a day).
- Axid should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood. If you take Axid just once a day, it is usually best to take at bedtime.
- For Axid to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Axid will not work if you stop taking it. However, many people need to take Axid only until their ulcers are healed.
- The dose of Axid is decreased for people who have poor kidney function (including kidney failure or renal failure). If you have kidney problems, ask your healthcare provider about which dose of Axid you should be taking.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Axid dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.