ATC Group: A06AA Softeners, emollients

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 A06AA in the ATC hierarchy

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

Group A06AA contents

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

Active ingredients in A06AA

Active Ingredient Description

Docusate 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.

Mineral oil

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