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ATC Group: A06AD15 Macrogol

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A06
Laxatives
3
A06A
Laxatives
4
A06AD
Osmotically acting laxatives
5
A06AD15
Macrogol

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Macrogol

High molecular weight (4000) macrogols are long linear polymers which retain water molecules by means of hydrogen bonds. When administered by the oral route, they lead to an increase in volume of intestinal fluids.