Precautions and Warnings With Nizatidine
There are a number of important precautions and warnings with nizatidine to be aware of, including possible drug interactions, the safety of taking nizatidine while breastfeeding, and certain medical conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about before starting the medicine (such as kidney problems). You should also let your healthcare provider know (prior to taking nizatidine) if you have any allergies or are 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.
You should also 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 nizatidine precautions and warnings to be aware of include:
- Nizatidine can interact with certain other medications (see Drug Interactions With Nizatidine).
- Nizatidine is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy. However, because nizatidine has not been studied in pregnant women, the full risks of using the drug during pregnancy are not known. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using nizatidine during pregnancy (see Axid and Pregnancy for more information).
- Nizatidine passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using nizatidine (see Axid and Breastfeeding for more information).
- Because the kidneys clear nizatidine from the body, the dose of nizatidine must be reduced in people with poor kidney function, including kidney failure (renal failure).
- Some of the symptoms of GERD, heartburn, or ulcers are similar to stomach cancer symptoms. The fact that nizatidine helps your symptoms does not rule out the possibility of stomach cancer.