Nizatidine is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The over-the-counter version can also be used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach. The drug works by blocking histamine in the stomach, which reduces the amount of acid production in the stomach. The prescription version is available in capsule and liquid form, and the over-the-counter version comes as tablets.
What Is Nizatidine?
Nizatidine (Axid®) is a medication that is available in both prescription and over-the-counter forms. It is used to treat several conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This product is part of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers.
Are There Side Effects?
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with nizatidine. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well.
When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common nizatidine side effects include:
(Click Side Effects of Nizatidine to learn about specific side effects of this drug, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. You can also read about other possible side effects by going to Axid Sexual Side Effects.)
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