nizatidine, Axid, Axid AR (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Nizatidine is used for treating active duodenal and gastric ulcers as well as preventing the recurrence of duodenal ulcers. It also is used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS:

  • 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.

DOSING:

  • 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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