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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.


A06AA Softeners, emollients

This group comprises preparations containing liquid paraffin, docusate sodium etc. Docusate potassium is classified at the same 5th level as docusate sodium.

Combinations with contact laxatives are classified in A06AB, except all liquid paraffin combinations, which are classified in A06AA.



DDDs for e.g. liquid paraffin and castor oil are given using the following unit: g (gram), (1 g = 1 ml for all practical purposes). Preparations classified in A06AA51 - liquid paraffin, combinations, are all given the same DDD = 3 UD (15 ml), independent of liquid paraffin concentration.


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Last updated: 2016-12-20