What is nizatidine?

Nizatidine is used to treat conditions caused by your stomach producing too much acid, such as stomach upset, indigestion, heartburn, damage to your esophagus caused by acid reflux, and ulcers. A type of drug called a histamine-2 blocker, an H-2-receptor blocker, or simply an H2 blocker, nizatidine works by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces. Prescription nizatidine, which comes in capsules or as a liquid, is available as a generic medication, but it is also sold under the brand name Axid. An over-the-counter version called Axid AR comes in tablets.

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