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ATC Group: A06AA Softeners, emollients

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A06
Laxatives
3
A06A
Laxatives
4
A06AA
Softeners, emollients

Contents

Code
Title
A06AA01
Liquid paraffin
A06AA02
Docusate sodium
A06AA51
Liquid paraffin, combinations

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Docusate sodium

Docusate sodium is an anionic wetting agent, which acts as a faecal softener by lowering the surface tension and allowing penetration of accumulated hard dry faeces by water and salts. Docusate sodium also possesses stimulant activity.

Paraffin