ATC Group: A05AA01 Chenodeoxycholic acid

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Bile and liver therapy
3
Bile therapy
4
Bile acid preparations
5
A05AA01
Chenodeoxycholic acid

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Exogenous chenodeoxycholic acid is used as replacement therapy to restore the feedback inhibition lost due to the deficiency/absence of endogenous chenodeoxycholic acid. In CTX, deficiency of chenodeoxycholic acid causes a lack of feedback of cholesterol 7 alpha hydroxylase (CYP7A1) and HMG CoA reductase, causing increased production of atypical bile acids, bile alcohols and cholestanol that lead to the pathological consequences of the condition.

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

Hong Kong