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ATC Group: A06AX03 Lubiprostone

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A06
Laxatives
3
A06A
Laxatives
4
A06AX
Other laxatives
5
A06AX03
Lubiprostone

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Lubiprostone

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).

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
AMITIZA Capsule
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US