Nizatidine is used to treat a certain inherited disorder called hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT-1). It is usually discovered in infants and needs lifelong treatment. This condition is caused by a shortage of a certain natural substance that is needed to break down a nutrient found in food. This effect causes a build-up of too much tyrosine and related substances in the liver. Nizatidine is used along with a diet low in protein, tyrosine, and phenylalanine.
How does Nizatidine work?
Nizatidine works by blocking histamine H2 receptors that are found in the cells in the stomach lining. Natural body chemical called histamine normally binds to these receptors. That it causes the cells to produce stomach acid. By blocking the H2 receptors, this drug prevents histamine from binding to them. This stops the cells from producing stomach acid.
Why use Nizatidine?
Nizatidine is a type of medicine called an H2 receptors antagonist. It acts in the stomach to lessen the production of stomach acid. This stops excess acid flowing back into the food pipe. Nizatidine is a prescription approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is supplied as tablets for oral use. Each tablet has Nizatidine as an active ingredient. This is available in the strengths of 2 mg, 5mg, and 10 mg.
How to use Nizatidine?
The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to it. You must take this exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take more or less than it is given. It may cause another complication or may worsen your condition.
Nizatidine is to be taken by mouth as directed. This is usually taken twice a day. You may take each dose with or without a meal. Swallow the tablet as a whole. Do not chew or break it. Remember to take it at the same time each day.
What are the side effects of Nizatidine?
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Red rash
- Skin redness and peeling in large areas
- Eye pain
- Eye sensitivity to light
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this medication, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies.
- If your condition does not improve or if it gets worse, call your doctor right away.
- This should only be used when needed during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
- Inform your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications.
- Keep this drug away from the reach of children.