ATC Group: A01AB03 Chlorhexidine

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of A01AB03 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 A Alimentary tract and metabolism
2 A01 Stomatological preparations
3 A01A Stomatological preparations
4 A01AB Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment
5 A01AB03 Chlorhexidine

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 30 mg

Active ingredients in A01AB03

Active Ingredient Description
Chlorhexidine

Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial agent, active against a broad spectrum of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, yeasts, fungi, opportunistic anaerobes and aerobes. Chlorhexidine is mainly a “membrane-acting” agent that destroys the outer membrane of the bacteria. It is inactive on bacterial spores unless the temperatures are high.

Related product monographs

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CORSODYL ORIGINAL Mouthwash Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
PAROEX Oral rinse FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/Old
PREVORA Dental solution Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC

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