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NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulcer pain and discomfort, and the heartburn from acid reflux.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
blood in your stools (black or tarry stools) or if you have blood in your vomit
kidney or liver disease
pain or difficulty swallowing
an unusual or allergic reaction to nizatidine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsules with a drink of water. If you only take this medicine once a day take it at bedtime. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of tablets prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you feel better.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your ulcer pain does not start to get better or gets worse. You may need to take this medicine for several days before your symptoms get better.
Do not take with aspirin, ibuprofen, or other antiinflammatory medicines unless directed to do so by your health care professional. These can make your condition worse.
Do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. These increase irritation in your stomach and can increase the time it will take for your ulcer to heal.
If you get black, tarry stools or vomit up what looks like coffee grounds, call your doctor or health care professional right away. You may have a bleeding ulcer.
If you need to take an antacid you should take it at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after this medicine. This medicine will not work as well if taken at the same time as an antacid.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
breast swelling and tenderness
confusion or hallucinations
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
change in sex drive or performance
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Take this medicine by mouth. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If you only take this medicine once a day take it at bedtime. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
breast swelling and tenderness, or sexual difficulties (impotence) in men
dark yellow or brown urine
skin rash, itching
yellowing of the skin or eyes
NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach pain and discomfort, and the heartburn from acid reflux.
Take this medicine by mouth with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.