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ATC Group: A02AD04 Hydrotalcite

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A02
Drugs for acid related disorders
3
A02A
Antacids
4
A02AD
Combinations and complexes of aluminium, calcium and magnesium compounds
5
A02AD04
Hydrotalcite

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Hydrotalcite

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.