ATC Group: A02AD Combinations and complexes of aluminium, calcium and magnesium compounds

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 A02AD in the ATC hierarchy

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Drugs for acid related disorders
3
Antacids
4
A02AD
Combinations and complexes of aluminium, calcium and magnesium compounds

Group A02AD contents

Code
Title
Ordinary salt combinations
Magaldrate
Almagate
Hydrotalcite
Almasilate

Active ingredients in A02AD

Active Ingredient
Description

Almagate is an aluminium- and magnesium-containing antacid.

Almasilate is an antacid compound, consisting of a crystalline aluminum/magnesium silicate polymer. It guffers gastric acid by binding hydrogen ions within the polymer.

Hydrotalcite is a layered double hydroxide of general formula Mg6Al2CO3(OH)16ยท4(H2O), whose name is derived from its resemblance with talc and its high water content. The carbonate anions that lie between the structural layers are weakly bound, so hydrotalcite has anion exchange capabilities. Hydrotalcite is also used as an antacid.

Magaldrate is a common antacid drug that is used for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers, esophagitis from gastroesophageal reflux.

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