ATC Group: A06AD11 Lactulose

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 A06AD11 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 A Alimentary tract and metabolism
2 A06 Laxatives
3 A06A Laxatives
4 A06AD 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 in A06AD11

Active Ingredient Description
Lactulose

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.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
CONSTULOSE Oral solution FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/Old
DUPHALAC Oral solution Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC
LACTECON Oral solution Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC
LAEVOLAC Oral solution Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC

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