ATC Group: A06AD11 Lactulose

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Laxatives
3
Laxatives
4
Osmotically acting laxatives
5
A06AD11
Lactulose

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Lactulose is a synthetic disaccharide which is metabolised by gastro-intestinal bacterial flora to low molecular weight acids (chiefly lactic and acetic acids). There is no endogenous metabolising enzyme in the human gut. Its mode of action in constipation is as an osmotic agent producing soft stools.

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Related product monographs

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Type
Country
Structured product labeling (SPL)
US
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
IE