ATC Group: A06AA Softeners, emollients

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

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

ATC group contents

Code
Title
Liquid paraffin
Docusate sodium
Liquid paraffin, combinations

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

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.

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