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axid meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    A histamine H2 receptor antagonist with low toxicity that inhibits gastric acid secretion. The drug is used for the treatment of duodenal ulcers.

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  1. The Whitehall-Robins Healthcare division of American Home Products Corp . plans to introduce its own product, Axid.
  2. Lilly is the maker of such popular drugs as the antidepressant Prozac, the antibiotic Ceclor and the ulcer drug Axid.
  3. Lilly's top products include Prozac for depression, Humulin human insulin for diabetics and the anti-ulcer medication Axid.
  4. These include Tagamet HB ( cimetidine ), Pepcid AC ( famotidine ), Zantac 75 ( ranitidine hydrochloride ) and Axid AR ( nizatidine ).
  5. Lilly said strong sales of the drugs Axid, for ulcers, Ceclor, an antibiotic, and Humulin, an insulin replacement, also contributed greatly to the overall sales growth.

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