nizatidine, Axid, Axid AR (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects are:

Serious but rare side effects include anemia, and a reduction in white blood cells or platelets. Hepatitis also has been reported.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes, 150 mg, 300 mg and solution: no, 75 mg



  • Prescription tablets: 75 mg;
  • Prescription capsule: 150 and 300 mg;
  • Prescription solution: 15 mg/ml.
  • Nonprescription tablets; 75 mg.

STORAGE: Nizatidine should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F) in a tightly closed container.


  • Treatment of ulcers: The usual adult dose for treatment of ulcers (duodenal or gastric) is 300 mg daily administered once at bedtime or 150 mg twice daily. Most duodenal ulcers heal after 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Preventing ulcer recurrence and GERD: A dose of 150 mg at bedtime is used for preventing ulcer recurrence, and GERD is treated with 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once daily.
  • Heartburn prevention: The recommended dose for prevention of heartburn is 75 mg administered 30-60 minutes before meals or beverages.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2015

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