Side Effects of Axid

Headaches, diarrhea, and an irritated or runny nose are among the most commonly reported side effects of Axid. Uncommon reactions to the medication can include anemia, impotence, and a fever. In most cases, side effects are minor and either do not require treatment or can be treated easily. Signs of an allergic reaction, hallucinations, and dark urine, however, are potentially serious problems and should be reported to your healthcare provider.

Side Effects of Axid: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Axid® (nizatidine). However, not everyone who takes this drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If people do develop side effects, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Axid. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Axid Side Effects

Axid has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to those that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine.
This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some of the most common side effects of Axid included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 16.6 percent of people
  • An irritated or runny nose -- up to 9.8 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 7.2 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 4.6 percent
  • Pain -- up to 4.2 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 3.3 percent
  • Weakness -- up to 3.1 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 percent to 3 percent of people) can include:
  • Sinus infections or irritation
  • Chest pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Infections
  • Muscle pain
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Accidental injury
  • Nervousness
  • Tooth problems
  • Vision problems.

Axid Drug Information

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