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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

Active Ingredient
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.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
WAXSOL Ear drops
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK