ATC Group: A06AA02 Docusate sodium

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Laxatives
3
Laxatives
4
Softeners, emollients
5
A06AA02
Docusate sodium

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.

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

Canada

Australia

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Tunisia

Tunisia

Canada

Canada Hong Kong

Australia Ireland United Kingdom

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