ATC Group: A03AX Other drugs for functional bowel disorders

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 A03AX in the ATC hierarchy

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders
3
DRUGS FOR FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS
4
A03AX
Other drugs for functional bowel disorders

Group A03AX contents

Code
Title
Fenpiprane
Diisopromine
Chlorbenzoxamine
Pinaverium
Fenoverine
Idanpramine
Proxazole
Alverine
Trepibutone
Isometheptene
Caroverine
Phloroglucinol
Silicones
Trimethyldiphenylpropylamine
Alverine, combinations

Active ingredients in A03AX

Active Ingredient
Description

Alverine is a drug used for functional gastrointestinal disorders. Alverine is a smooth muscle relaxant used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines. It acts directly on the muscle in the gut, causing it to relax. It is used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It has a role as an antispasmodic drug.

Dimeticone is used in many pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations. A 4% concentration has been found to affect the physico-physiological activity of lice.

Simethicone is a chemically inert, non-systemic gastric defoaming agent that works by altering the elasticity of interfaces of mucus-embedded bubbles in the gastrointestinal tract. The gas bubbles are thus broken down or coalesced and in this form gas is more easily eliminated through eructation or passing flatus.

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