Side Effects of Nizatidine
Diarrhea, an irritated or runny nose, and headaches are some of the most common side effects of nizatidine. There are also a number of rare side effects that may occur, such as kidney stones, gout, or anemia. A few serious nizatidine side effects include signs of an allergic reaction; symptoms of liver problems or hepatitis; and confusion, agitation, or hallucinations.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with nizatidine (Axid®). However, not everyone who takes this drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medicine well. When people do develop nizatidine side effects, in most cases they are minor, meaning they either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with nizatidine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of nizatidine side effects with you.)
Nizatidine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some of the most common side effects of nizatidine included:
- Headaches -- up to 16.6 percent of people
- An irritated or runny nose -- up to 9.8 percent of people
- Diarrhea -- up to 7.2 percent of people
- Dizziness -- up to 4.6 percent of people
- Pain -- up to 4.2 percent of people
- A sore throat -- up to 3.3 percent of people
- Weakness -- up to 3.1 percent of people.
Some other common side effects (occurring in 1 percent to 3 percent of people) include:
- Sinus infections or irritation
- Chest pain
- Muscle pain
- Dry mouth
- Accidental injury
- Tooth problems
- Vision problems.