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R RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

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


R05 COUGH AND COLD PREPARATIONS

This group comprises a large number of preparations, most of which are combined preparations.

Cold preparations containing therapeutic levels of antiinfectives should be classified in ATC group J - Antiinfectives for systemic use.

Cold preparations with therapeutic levels of analgesics/anti-inflammatory agents should be classified in the respective N02/M01 groups.

Cold preparations with both antiinfectives and analgesics should be classified in ATC group J - Antiinfectives for systemic use.

Cold preparations with minimal amounts of antiinfectives or analgesics are classified in R05X - Other cold preparations.

See also R01 - Nasal preparations, R02 - Throat preparations, and R03D - Other systemic drugs for obstructive airway diseases.


Fixed DDDs are assigned for combinations. These DDDs are based on an average dose regimen of three times daily, and dosages in the upper area of the recommended dose ranges are chosen. The strengths of the various components are not taken into consideration. E.g. 6 UD (= 30 ml) is the fixed DDD for products where the recommended dose is 5-10 ml.


R05X OTHER COLD PREPARATIONS

This group comprises cold preparations with various ingredients, which cannot be classified in the preceding groups. Combinations with therapeutic amounts of various ingredients (e.g. quinine as an antipyretic, antihistamines, ascorbic acid and caffeine) are classified in this group. Various remedies for symptomatic relief in cough and cold, e.g. inhalants with menthol, camphora, thymol etc. are also classified here.


Last updated: 2017-12-20