Nizatidine is a drug to treat acid reflux disease, stomach ulcers, stomach ulcers, or duodenal ulcers. This drug should not be used carelessly and must be according to a doctor's prescription.
Nizatidine works by blocking H2 receptors on the stomach wall, thereby reducing gastric acid secretion. This method of working will relieve complaints of heartburn, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, or flatulence.
What is Nizatidine
|H2 . antagonist
|Treat stomach ulcers, stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, or acid reflux disease
|Adults and children 12 years old
|Nizatidine for pregnant and lactating women
|Category B: Animal studies have not shown any risk to the fetus, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women.
Nizatidine may be absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Warnings Before Taking Nizatidine
Nizatidine capsules should only be taken as prescribed by a doctor. There are several things to consider before taking this drug, including:
- Do not take nizatidine if you are allergic to this drug or to other H2 antagonist drugs, such as ranitidine.
- Do not give nizatidine to children under 12 years of age without consulting a doctor first.
- Tell your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing, bloody or coffee-colored vomit, severe stomach pain, chest pain, stomach tumour, liver disease, COPD, or kidney disease.
- Tell your doctor that you are taking nizatidine if you plan to have dental treatment or surgery.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements, or herbal products.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
- See your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction, serious side effects, or overdose after taking nizatidine.
Dosage and Rules for Use of Nizatidine
The dose of nizatidine will be determined by the doctor based on the patient's age and the condition to be treated. In general, the following are the dosages of nizatidine capsules:
Condition: Gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, or ulcer related to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Mature: The dose is 300 mg, once a day at bedtime, or 150 mg, 2 times a day, taken for 4–8 weeks. Maintenance dose 150 mg, once a day at bedtime.
Condition: Dyspepsia or heartburn
- Mature: The dose is 75 mg per day, administration of the drug can be repeated if necessary, a maximum of 150 mg per day, taken for 2 weeks.
Condition: Acid reflux disease (GERD)
- Mature: The dose is 150–300 mg, 2 times a day, taken for 12 weeks or more.
- Children 12 years old: The dose is 150 mg, 2 times a day, taken for 8 weeks or more.
How to Take Nizatidine Correctly
Always follow the doctor's instructions and read the description on the nazitidine package before taking it. Do not increase or decrease the dose, and do not use the drug for longer than the time recommended by your doctor.
Nizatidine capsules can be taken with or without food. Swallow the capsule with a glass of water. Do not take more than 2 capsules within 24 hours.
To prevent stomach ulcers and heartburn, take nizatidine 60 minutes before eating foods that can interfere with digestion, such as foods that contain artificial sweeteners or spicy foods.
Generally, gastric or duodenal ulcers improve after 4 weeks of treatment. But sometimes it takes longer to heal, which is about 8-12 weeks. To get the best results, keep taking nizatidine capsules as recommended by your doctor even though your condition has improved.
Take nizatidine at the same time every day for maximum benefit. If you forget to take this medicine, it is advisable to take this medicine immediately if the break with the next consumption schedule is not too close. If it is close, ignore it and do not double the dose.
Store nizatidine capsules in a closed container at a cool temperature. Protect this medication from exposure to direct sunlight. Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Nizatidine Interactions with Other Drugs
The use of nizatidine with certain drugs can cause drug interactions, such as:
- Increased absorption of aspirin
- Increased risk of heart rhythm disturbances when used with thalidomide
- Decreased absorption of nizatidine when used with antacids
- Decreased effectiveness of atazanavir, bosutinib, or dasatinib
Nizatidine Side Effects and Dangers
Some side effects that may appear after taking nizatidine are headache, dizziness, diarrhea, constipation, or nasal congestion.
Check with your doctor if the side effects above don't go away or get worse. Immediately see a doctor if there is an allergic reaction to the drug or a more serious side effect, such as:
- Continuous nausea and vomiting, or loss of appetite
- Swollen and painful breasts
- Dark urine
- Easy bruising or pale skin
- White part of the eye (sclera) or yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
- Fever, chills, or sore throat that doesn't go away
- Chest pain, palpitations, or unusual tiredness