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A ALIMENTARY TRACT AND METABOLISM
A06 DRUGS FOR CONSTIPATION
A06A DRUGS FOR CONSTIPATION

All agents used for treatment of constipation (regardless of indication) are classified here.

The agents are mainly subdivided according to mode of action. All enemas are classified in A06AG, regardless of mode of action.

Some combination products are classified at separate levels. These are mentioned in the respective ATC group.

Otherwise combination products are classified at separate 5th levels using the corresponding 50-series.

Laxatives in combination with centrally acting antiobesity agents are classified in A08A - Antiobesity preparations, excl. diet products.


A06AC Bulk-forming laxatives

This group comprises linseed and psylla seed products, methyl cellulose etc.

Lactulose, see A06AD.

Products containing linseed in combination with antacids are classified in A02A.

Products containing sterculia in combination with alverine are classified in A03AX.


List of abbreviations

Last updated: 2013-12-19