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Axid is used to treat certain conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The drug, which is available both by prescription and over-the-counter, is commonly used to treat duodenal or gastric ulcers, GERD, heartburn, and acid indigestion. By blocking a specific kind of histamine receptor, Axid reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Side effects include headaches, sore throat, and diarrhea.
- Duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the first part of the intestine after the stomach) -- Axid can be used to treat a duodenal ulcer and also to prevent ulcers from coming back.
- Gastric ulcers (stomach ulcers) -- The medication is approved to treat benign (noncancerous) gastric ulcers.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- Axid helps treat GERD by relieving heartburn and healing esophagitis (damage to the esophagus) due to GERD.
- Acid indigestion
- Sour stomach.