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Histamine H2 Antagonist|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to another H2
antagonist, nizatidine, or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and
small intestine (active treatment and prevention), and gastroesophageal reflux
- The over-the-counter tablet is used for the prevention of meal-induced
heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour
|How does it work?|
- Nizatidine inhibits stomach acid secretion allowing healing to occur
in the area of ulceration or damage by the
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with or without food. Take with food if this medicine causes an
- Take at bedtime if you are taking this medicine once a
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
- The over-the-counter tablet can be taken on an as needed
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
- Limit caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate intake.
Use with this medicine may cause nervousness, shakiness, rapid heartbeats, and
- Avoid or limit smoking.
- Avoid aspirin, aspirin-containing products, ibuprofen or like
products, other blood thinners (warfarin, ticlopidine, clopidogrel), garlic,
ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E if you have an ulcer. Talk with healthcare
- Do not use over-the-counter medicines for 2 weeks straight unless
under the care of a healthcare provider.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Dizziness is common. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or
lying position. Be careful climbing stairs.
- Headache. Mild pain medicine may help.
- Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing
diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.
|What should I monitor?|
- Watch for change in symptoms. Is condition better, worse, or about the
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Blood in the stool and toilet bowl or vomiting blood.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in a tight, light-resistant container at room temperature. Keep
away from moisture.
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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