Axid AR Side Effects
Generic name: nizatidine
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 22, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about nizatidine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Axid AR.
For the Consumer
Applies to nizatidine: oral capsules, oral tablets for
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to nizatidine: oral capsule, oral solution, oral tablet
Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 16.6%)
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, somnolence
Frequency not reported: Seizure[Ref]
A pediatric patient given 2.5 mg/kg orally 2 times a day for 23 days experienced an EEG-diagnosed seizure during treatment.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Accident, asthenia, fever, injury, pain, pyrexia, surgical procedure[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Decreased libido, reversible mental confusion[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Exfoliative dermatitis[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, myalgia
Postmarketing reports: Arthralgia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Infection
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Serum sickness, serum sickness-like reactions[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Chest pain
Frequency not reported: Short episodes of asymptomatic ventricular tachycardia
Common (1% to 10%): Anorexia
Common (1% to 10%): Amblyopia[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anemia
Fatal thrombocytopenia was reported in a patient who experienced possible drug-related thrombocytopenia previously received this drug and another histamine-2 (H2) receptor antagonist.[Ref]
Some patients developed ALT and/or AST elevations exceeding 500 international units/L, with a report of an ALT level exceeding 2000 international units/L.
Some patients 2 to 18 years developed mild elevations in serum transaminase levels (1 to 2 times the upper limit of normal).
Liver enzyme elevations and liver abnormalities were reversible upon discontinuation of treatment.[Ref]
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Transient, marked transaminase elevations, transient, marked alkaline phosphatase elevations
Frequency not reported: Elevated liver enzyme tests (alkaline phosphatase, ALT, AST), hepatocellular injury, transient, asymptomatic transaminase elevations, transient, asymptomatic alkaline phosphatase elevations
Hypersensitivity reactions included bronchospasm, eosinophilia, laryngeal edema, and rash.[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Gynecomastia[Ref]
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2. "Product Information. Axid (nizatidine)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.
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