ATC Group: A03AX13 Silicones

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 A03AX13 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
Other drugs for functional bowel disorders
5
A03AX13
Silicones

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route
Amount
ORAL - Oral
0.5 g

Active ingredients in A03AX13

Active Ingredient
Description

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.

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

Ecuador

Austria Estonia Lithuania

Hong Kong

Estonia Finland

Hong Kong Ireland United Kingdom

Ecuador

Estonia Germany Lithuania Poland

Ecuador

Hong Kong

Singapore

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Ecuador

Canada Cyprus Hong Kong Poland United Kingdom ...

Austria Germany

Germany

Finland

Singapore

Canada

Singapore

Austria Estonia Germany

Singapore

Related product monographs

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Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
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