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Axid Medication- Uses & Side Effects

Axid is in a class of drugs known as histamine receptor antagonists. It works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces. It is also used to treat and prevent the recurrence of ulcers and to treat other conditions where the stomach makes too much acid.

Axid Dosage

  • For the treatment of Active Duodenal Ulcer, the usual starting dose is 300 milligrams once a day at bedtime.
  • For the treatment of Active Noncancerous Stomach Ulcer, the usual starting dose is 150 milligrams twice a day or 300 milligrams once a day at bedtime.

Uses of Axid

  • Axid is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines.
  • Axid is also used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Side Effects of Axid

Before taken Axid medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Axid. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Axid:

  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to nizatidine or any other drugs.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications especially aspirin or antacids such as Maalox or Mylanta, and vitamins, then you should tell your doctor..
  • You should tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Axid with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Axid with aspirin, especially in high doses.


After taken Axid if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Axid overdose include

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased saliva production
  • Difficulty breathing

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