ATC Group: A02BB01 Misoprostol

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Drugs for acid related disorders
3
DRUGS FOR PEPTIC ULCER AND GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GORD)
4
Prostaglandins
5
A02BB01
Misoprostol

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Misoprostol is an analogue of naturally occurring prostaglandin E1 which promotes peptic ulcer healing and symptomatic relief. Misoprostol protects the gastroduodenal mucosa by inhibiting basal, stimulated and nocturnal acid secretion and by reducing the volume of gastric secretions, the proteolytic activity of the gastric fluid, and increasing bicarbonate and mucus secretion.

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