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Personal decision: Carafate is brand of sucralfate which works by coating stomach lining. It is fda approved only for duodenal ulcers. Axid (nizatidine) is brand of h2 receptor blocker, all of which are now available otc. In addition to treating duodenal ulcers, Axid (nizatidine) is also approved for gerd (heartburn) & gastric ulcers, too. Choice depends upon what you need to treat as well as cost (insurance), dosing regimen & side effects. ...Read more
In general or in you: Axid & Zantac (ranitidine) are 2 of many h2 blockers used to treat heartburn. As such, the manufacturer of Axid will tell you that Axid is better than zanac while the manufacturer of Zantac (ranitidine) will tell you differently (of course!). In large groups of patients, both are equally effective since they both work in same fashion. However, you may like one more than other (think of chevy vs dodge vs ford). ...Read more
Nizatidine > 6 Weeks: Nizatidine is generally safe to take for longer than 6 weeks. But, if you need to take it for 6 weeks or longer, your symptoms probably indicate that you should be under a doctor's care. If you're not, check in with your doctor. You can have an occasional drink, but alcohol will make your GI symptoms worse which is counter productive as to why you're taking the nizatidine. ...Read more
Which hard drink don't have harmful effect to peoples with uric axid (nizatidine) & high blood pressure?
None: It is not the type of drink that is harmful to uric acid and blood pressure, but the alcohol in the drink. High uric acid and hi BP are treatable with lifestyle changes (low sodium/salt diet, weight loss, exercise, limit alcohol) but sometimes require medicine. Even on medicine, you should continue with the healthy lifestyle. Google dash diet (diet is a 4 letter word, should make it your life). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been having loose stools ever since I came off acid reflux medication (nizatidine) is this normal? Been one week.
My GERD is uncontrolled with aciphex (rabeprazole) 20mg qd + axid 150mg bid. I don't drink caffeine or alcohol. What can I do for gerd?
GERD tx: Glad you're aware of avoiding alcohol and caffeine. Remember caffeine is in: coffee, tea, soda, chocolate. Other triggers: mint (gum, candy, leaves), citrus (ex. Orange juice, tomato sauce, etc), and in some people spicy food. If you're overweight, wt loss can help. Avoid laying down <2hrs after eating. Control stress if you're stressed. If these measures don't help talk to your doc re: other tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 month old has milk allergy and reflux. On neocate and axid (nizatidine) bidx 3 months. At 98% for weight, still in pain, refluxing.. Should we scope?
Wrong forum: This is a complicated question that can't be answered on the internet. The fact that your baby is at the 98th percentile for weight is reassuring that there isn't a serious underlying process, but there isn't as much of a knee-jerk, cookbook approach to the practice of medicine as many people think. This is a decision for the pediatrician, allergist, and GI doctor who know your baby well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer