ATC Group: A07BC04 Attapulgite

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of A07BC04 in the ATC hierarchy

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3
Intestinal adsorbents
4
Other intestinal adsorbents
5
A07BC04
Attapulgite

Active ingredients in A07BC04

Active Ingredient
Description

Attapulgite is a magnesium aluminium phyllosilicate which occurs in a type of clay soil common to the Southeastern United States. It physically binds to acids and toxic substances in the stomach and digestive tract. For that reason, it has often been used in antidiarrheal medications.

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

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