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C CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

This group comprises substances used for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions.
Drugs used for the treatment of hypertension are classified in C02 - Antihypertensives, C03 - Diuretics, C07 - Beta blocking agents, C08 - Calcium channel blockers, and C09 - Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system. For the classification of combination products of antihypertensives from different ATC groups, the following ranking should be used, from higher to lower precedence: C09, C07, C08, , and C03.


C09 AGENTS ACTING ON THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM

The DDDs are based on the treatment of mild-moderate hypertension.
See comments to C02L concerning the principles for assignment of DDDs for combined preparations.


C09X OTHER AGENTS ACTING ON THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM
C09XA Renin-inhibitors

Fixed combinations of aliskiren and valsartan are classified in C09DX.


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Last updated: 2023-01-23