ATC Group: A07B Intestinal adsorbents

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3
A07B
Intestinal adsorbents

ATC group contents

Code
Title
Charcoal preparations
Bismuth preparations
Other intestinal adsorbents

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.

Diosmectite is a natural aluminomagnesium silicate clay with a lamellar, non-fibrous crystalline structure that gives it strong adsorbent properties. Diosmectite has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of acute watery diarrhoea in children.

Pectin is a structural acidic heteropolysaccharide contained in the primary and middle lamella cell walls of terrestrial plants. The characteristic structure of pectin is a linear chain of alpha(1-4)linked D-galacturonic acid that forms the pectin-backbone, a homogalacturonan.

Related product monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK