Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Axid (nizatidine) Oral Solution is a histamine-2 blocker used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. Axid Oral Solution 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. Axid Oral Solution is available in generic form. Common side effects of Axid Oral Solution include:
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Axid Oral Solution including:
- pale skin
- shortness of breath
- rapid heart rate
- trouble concentrating
- unusual bleeding
- purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin
- skin rash
- severe tingling
- muscle weakness
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
The recommended oral dosage for adults depends on the condition being treated and usually ranges from 150 mg to 300 mg once or twice daily. Consult your doctor for your specific dosing. Axid may interact with aspirin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Axid should be used only if prescribed. Very small amounts of this drug pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Axid (nizatidine) Oral Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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;
- mild rash;
- diarrhea; or
- runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Axid Oral Solution (Nizatidine)
Adverse Reactions (Pediatric)
In controlled clinical trials in pediatric patients (age 2 to 18 years), nizatidine was found to be generally safe and well tolerated. The principal adverse experiences (> 5%) were pyrexia, nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, nasal congestion and cough. Most adverse events were mild or moderate in severity. Mild elevations in serum transaminase (1-2 x ULN) were noted in some patients. One subject experienced a seizure by EEG diagnosis after taking Axid® Oral Solution 2.5 mg/kg BID for 23 days. The adverse reactions reported for nizatidine may also occur with Axid® Oral Solution.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Axid Oral Solution (Nizatidine)
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