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ATC Group: A07AA05 Polymyxin B

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A07
Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3
A07A
Intestinal antiinfectives
4
A07AA
Antibiotics
5
A07AA05
Polymyxin B

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Polymyxin B

Polymixin B is bactericidal against a wide range of gram negative bacilli. It exerts a bactericidal effect by binding to acid phospholipids in the cell wall and membranes of the bacterium, thereby rendering ineffective the osmotic barrier normally provided by the cell membrane.