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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.


A06AG Enemas

All enemas and laxative rectal solutions are classified in this group, regardless of mode of action.

Combined packages containing tablets and enemas are classified in this group.

Some 5th levels for plain substances also include combinations, e.g.:

A06AG10 - docusate sodium- and e.g. sorbitol or glycerol
A06AG11 - laurilsulfate and e.g. sodium citrate

The DDDs for enemas classified in this group are 1 enema.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    A06AG07  sorbitol    

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Last updated: 2013-12-19