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ATC Group: A06AB06 Senna glycosides

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A06
Laxatives
3
A06A
Laxatives
4
A06AB
Contact laxatives
5
A06AB06
Senna glycosides

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Sennosides

The sugar moiety of the sennosides is removed by bacteria in the large intestine releasing the active anthrone fraction. This stimulates peristalsis via the submucosal and myenteric nerve plexuses.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
SENOKOT Syrup
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK