ATC Group: A01AB13 Tetracycline

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 A01AB13 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 A01AB13 Tetracycline

Active ingredients in A01AB13

Active Ingredient Description

Tetracyclines are taken up into sensitive bacterial cells by an active transport process. Once within the cell they bind reversibly to the 30S subunit of the ribosome, preventing the binding of aminoacyl transfer RNA and inhibiting protein synthesis and hence cell growth.

Medicines in this ATC group

Austria (AT)

Estonia (EE)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.