ATC Group: A01AA Caries prophylactic agents

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Stomatological preparations
3
Stomatological preparations
4
A01AA
Caries prophylactic agents

ATC group contents

Code
Title
Sodium fluoride
Sodium monofluorophosphate
Olaflur
Stannous fluoride
Combinations
Sodium fluoride, combinations

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Sodium fluoride is indicated for the prevention of dental caries in adolescents and adults, particularly amongst patients at risk from multiple caries (coronal and/or root caries). The primary mode of the caries preventative action of fluoride is post-eruptive, i.e topical action. Systemic fluoride supplements are believed also to act mainly topically (i.e during ingestion, via saliva).