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Axid AR (nizatidine
The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published
medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.
Company: Whitehall-Robins Healthcare
Approval Status: Approved May 1996
Treatment Area: heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach
Axid AR is the non-prescription version of the anti-ulcer
medication Axid. Axid AR belongs to a relatively new class of
over-the-counter medications known as acid reducers, which inhibit
the release of acid in the stomach. Axid AR has been approved as a
treatment for heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach caused
by food and beverages.
Recommended dosage is one Axid AR tablet taken twice daily, one
half-hour to one hour before consuming food and beverages that
The efficacy of Axid AR was demonstrated in an extensive
clinical research program of seven trials involving more than 1,400
individuals with a history of heartburn. These trials showed that
one 75-mg dose of Axid AR taken in as little as 30 minutes prior to
a meal can effectively stop heartburn from occurring.
Axid AR exhibited low overall frequency of adverse effects.