In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02220156 ||APO-NIZATIDINE 150MG CAPSULE|
|02220164 ||APO-NIZATIDINE 300MG CAPSULE|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Nizatidine belongs to the family of medications called H2-receptor antagonists. Nizatidine works by reducing the amount of acid secreted by the stomach. Reducing the acid helps to reduce the pain of stomach and intestinal ulcers and heartburn and to assist in the healing of ulcers and damage caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Nizatidine is also used to prevent duodenal (intestinal) ulcers in certain circumstances.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The adult dose of nizatidine ranges depending on the condition being treated. For the prevention of ulcers, the usual dose is 150 mg daily at bedtime. For the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers, the usual dose is 300 mg daily (either 150 mg twice a day or 300 mg at bedtime). For gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual dose is 150 mg twice a day. Nizatidine may be taken with or without food. Antacids may be used along with nizatidine if extra relief from excess acid is needed.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication regularly and exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without first talking with your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
This medication is available as 150 mg and 300 mg capsules.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take this mediction if you:
- are allergic to nizatidine or to any of the ingredients of the medication
- are allergic to any H2-receptor antagonists (e.g., ranitidine, famotidine, cimetidine)