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ATC Group: A06AA02 Docusate sodium

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
5
A06AA02
Docusate sodium

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.