More Information on Nizatidine
You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medicine if you have:
- 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 (see Axid and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Axid and Breastfeeding).
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Nizatidine for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)
Uses of prescription nizatidine include the treatment of:
- Duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the very first part of the intestine after the stomach) -- nizatidine can be used to treat a duodenal ulcer and also to prevent ulcers from coming back.
- Gastric ulcers (stomach ulcers) -- nizatidine is approved to treat benign (non-cancerous) gastric ulcers.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- nizatidine helps treat GERD. The drug helps to relieve heartburn and heal esophagitis (damage to the esophagus) due to GERD.
Over-the-counter nizatidine is approved for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Acid indigestion
- Sour stomach.
The over-the-counter version can be used to treat these problems once they have started. Also, the medicine can be used to prevent these problems if it is taken before eating or drinking foods that cause heartburn.