ATC Group: A02AD04 Hydrotalcite

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 A02AD04 in the ATC hierarchy

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 in A02AD04

Active Ingredient Description

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.

Medicines in this ATC group

Austria (AT)

Croatia (HR)

Ecuador (EC)

Germany (DE)

Hong Kong (HK)

Mexico (MX)

Turkey (TR)

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