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ATC Group: A07B Intestinal adsorbents

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System


Intestinal adsorbents

Hierarchical Position


Active Ingredients

Chemical substance

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.