Axid AR

Drug List

Axid AR

Drug Name

Axid AR (Nizatidine)

Manufactured By

Pfizer, Inc

Drug Savings


Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.



Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.


Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Nizatidine is in a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Nizatidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces. Nizatidine is used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. Nizatidine also treats heartburn and erosive esophagitis caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus.

How To Use

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Although most ulcers heal within 4 weeks of nizatidine treatment, it may take up to 8 to 12 weeks of using this medicine before your ulcer heals. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment. This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using nizatidine. Nizatidine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes changes in diet or lifestyle habits. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Throw away any unused nizatidine liquid that is older than 30 days.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using nizatidine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; unusual bleeding, purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin; skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; fever, confusion; or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Less serious side effects may include: headache, dizziness;diarrhea; ormild rash;runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially aspirin. There may be other drugs that can interact with nizatidine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

In Case of Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include blurred vision, watery eyes, drooling, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

In Case of Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

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