ATC Group: A06AB08 Sodium picosulfate

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of A06AB08 in the ATC hierarchy

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Laxatives
3
Laxatives
4
Contact laxatives
5
A06AB08
Sodium picosulfate

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route
Amount
ORAL - Oral
5 mg

Active ingredients in A06AB08

Active Ingredient
Description

Sodium picosulfate is a locally acting laxative from the triarylmethane group, which after bacterial cleavage in the colon, has a dual-action with stimulation of the mucosa of both the large intestine and of the rectum.

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

Austria

Brazil

Ireland United Kingdom

Austria Brazil Estonia Lithuania

Austria

Estonia

Hong Kong

Related product monographs

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK