Generic Name(s): Nizatidine
Drug Class: Histamine 2 blockers
Treats: stomach and intestine ulcers, heartburn
Axid is a drug that is meant to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. Aside from just treating them, it also helps in preventing them from coming back after they've healed. It works by blocking the production of histamines in stomach cells, which in turn lowers the production of acid. Acid is responsible for painful ulcers in the stomach and heartburn.
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Axid treats and prevents ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It may also be used to treat heartburn in some individuals.
Axid dosage is dependent on the individual that it is being administered to. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Follow your medical professional's directions for best results.
Stomach and Intestinal Ulcers
- Prevention of ulcers: 150mg every day before going to bed
- Treatment of ulcers: 150mg twice a day, or 300 mg once a day before going to bed
- Adults:150mg twice a day
Axid Side Effects
While taking Axid, individuals may experience different side effects. Note, not all side effects are listed here. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor immediately or seek medical attention. The following side effects are experienced by patients taking Axid.
- Abdominal Pain
- Swelling of hands, feet
- Dry mouth
If combined with other medications, individuals may experience serious side effects. Consult with your doctor before taking Axid. Below is a list of drugs that have been known to interact with Axid. Note, this list does not include all possible drug interactions.