ATC Group: A06AB06 Senna glycosides

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

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

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

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.

Related product monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK