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Generic Axid Availability

Axid is a brand name of nizatidine, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

AXID (nizatidine - capsule;oral)

  • Manufacturer: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM
    Approval date: April 12, 1988
    Strength(s): 150MG, 300MG

AXID (nizatidine - solution;oral)

  • Manufacturer: BRAINTREE
    Approval date: May 25, 2004
    Strength(s): 15MG/ML

All of the above formulations have been discontinued.

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Axid. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.

See also: About generic drugs.

Related Patents

Patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at any time during a drug's development and may include a wide range of claims.

  • Liquid pharmaceutical composition
    Patent 6,930,119
    Issued: August 16, 2005
    Inventor(s): Bobotas; George & Fawzy; Abdel A.
    Assignee(s): Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    This invention relates to new pharmaceutical compositions and methods for their preparation, and in particular it relates to taste-masked liquid compositions comprising a solution of a histamine H2-antagonist complexed with an alginate and also containing a humectant. The solution is buffered to a pH of between about 6 to 7. The inventive solution may be flavored and sweetened and preserved.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • July 17, 2022
      Drug product


Drug PatentA drug patent is assigned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and assigns exclusive legal right to the patent holder to protect the proprietary chemical formulation. The patent assigns exclusive legal right to the inventor or patent holder, and may include entities such as the drug brand name, trademark, product dosage form, ingredient formulation, or manufacturing process A patent usually expires 20 years from the date of filing, but can be variable based on many factors, including development of new formulations of the original chemical, and patent infringement litigation.
Drug ExclusivityExclusivity is the sole marketing rights granted by the FDA to a manufacturer upon the approval of a drug and may run simultaneously with a patent. Exclusivity periods can run from 180 days to seven years depending upon the circumstance of the exclusivity grant.