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

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
6.7 g

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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Brazil

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Singapore

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Hong Kong

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Related product monographs

Title
Type
Country
Structured Product Labeling (SPL)
US
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
IE