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Are There Alternatives?

For most people, Axid is quite effective at treating GERD, ulcers, or other digestive problems. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects may occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative. Some examples of substitute medications include:
Other alternatives can include dietary changes (see GERD Diet) and surgery (for more serious problems).
(Click Axid Alternatives to learn more about alternatives. Click Treatment Options for GERD to learn other ways of managing GERD.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Axid may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Watery eyes
  • Increased salivation
  • Vomiting
  • Constricted pupils
  • Diarrhea.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Axid Overdose for more information.)

How Should Axid Be Stored?

Axid should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat. The capsules and tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Axid as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
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