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A few Axid warnings and precautions to be aware of include potential drug interactions, the safety of taking Axid while pregnant, and people who should not take this medicine (such as those who are allergic to Axid or any of its inactive ingredients). Among the conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about before you take Axid are kidney problems (such as kidney failure) and any allergies you may have. You should also let your healthcare provider know (prior to taking Axid) if you are breastfeeding or pregnant (or thinking of becoming pregnant).
- Kidney problems, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Some Axid precautions and warnings to be aware of include:
- Axid can interact with certain other medications (see Axid Drug Interactions).
- Axid is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy. However, because Axid has not been studied in pregnant women, the full risks of using the medicine during pregnancy are not known. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Axid during pregnancy (see Axid and Pregnancy for more information).
- Axid passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Axid (see Axid and Breastfeeding for more information).
- Because the kidneys clear Axid from the body, the dose of Axid must be reduced in people with poor kidney function. This includes people with kidney failure (renal failure).
- Some of the symptoms of GERD, heartburn, or ulcers are similar to stomach cancer symptoms. The fact that Axid helps your symptoms does not rule out the possibility of stomach cancer.