- What is nizatidine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for nizatidine?
- Is nizatidine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for nizatidine?
- What are the side effects of nizatidine?
- What is the dosage for nizatidine?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with nizatidine?
- Is nizatidine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about nizatidine?
What is nizatidine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Nizatidine is an oral drug that blocks the action of histamine on stomach cells and reduces their production of acid. It belongs to a class of drugs called H2 blockers that also includes cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), and famotidine (Pepcid). Histamine is a naturally-occurring chemical that stimulates stomach cells to produce acid. H2-blockers inhibit the action of histamine on stomach cells, thus reducing the production of acid by the stomach. Since excessive stomach acid can cause or worsen stomach and duodenal ulcers, reducing stomach acid prevents ulcer formation and helps ulcers to heal. The FDA approved nizatidine in April 1988.
What brand names are available for nizatidine?
Axid, Axid AR
Is nizatidine available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for nizatidine?
Yes, 150 mg, 300 mg and solution: no, 75 mg
What are the side effects of nizatidine?
Common side effects are:
- muscle pain,
- depression, and
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