ATC Group: A06AX03 Lubiprostone

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Laxatives
3
Laxatives
4
Other laxatives
5
A06AX03
Lubiprostone

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Lubiprostone is a locally acting chloride channel activator that enhances a chloride-rich intestinal fluid secretion without altering sodium and potassium concentrations in the serum. By increasing intestinal fluid secretion, lubiprostone increases motility in the intestine, thereby facilitating the passage of stool and alleviating symptoms associated with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

Brazil Singapore United States

Related product monographs

Title
Type
Country
Structured product labeling (SPL/PLR)
US