A02 DRUGS FOR ACID RELATED DISORDERS
This group comprises plain antacid drugs, antacids in combination with antiflatulents and antacids in combination with other drugs.
Antacids in combination with liquorice root or linseed are classified in this group.
Plain antiflatulents, see A03AX - Other drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders.
|The DDDs for antacids are based on treatment of hyperacidity and dyspepsia, not ulcus. One exception, however, is antacids in combination with antispasmodics in A02AG, where the DDDs are based on treatment of ulcus.|
For ordinary salt combinations in A02AD, fixed doses are used instead of individual doses for every single preparation (10 tablets = 10 UD; 50 ml mixture = 10 UD).
Peptic ulcer includes ulcers in the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum.
Combinations with H2-receptor antagonists are classified in A02B.
See also A03 - Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders. Antacids in combination with liquorice root or linseed are classified in A02A - Antacids.
Combinations with NSAIDs are classified in M01A.
This group comprises preparations, which cannot be classified in the preceding groups.
Last updated: 2012-12-20