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R RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Inhaled antiinfectives are classified in ATC group J - Antiinfectives for systemic use.


R01 NASAL PREPARATIONS
R01A DECONGESTANTS AND OTHER NASAL PREPARATIONS FOR TOPICAL USE

This group comprises preparations for local treatment in nasal congestion (e.g. sympathomimetics) or for prophylaxis and treatment of allergic rhinitis (e.g. corticosteroids, cromoglicate preparations). Most of the products are nasal drops, nasal sprays or nasal inhalants.

See also R01B - Nasal decongestants for systemic use, and R06 - Antihistamines for systemic use.

The DDDs are based on treatment of both nostrils.


R01AX Other nasal preparations

This group comprises antiinfectives, antiseptics, mucolytics etc. which cannot be classified in the preceding groups.

ATC level R01AX10 is an old level where rather obsolete nasal preparations and sodium chloride nasal products are classified. The level R01AX30 is for nasal combination products which cannot be classified in the preceding groups.

Combinations of ipatropium bromide and xylometazoline are classified in R01AB.

The DDDs are based on the treatment of rhinitis.


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Last updated: 2018-12-13