ATC Group: A07XA Other antidiarrheals

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 A07XA in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 A Alimentary tract and metabolism
2 A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3 A07X Other antidiarrheals
4 A07XA Other antidiarrheals

Group A07XA contents

Code Title
A07XA01 Albumin tannate
A07XA02 Ceratonia
A07XA03 Calcium compounds
A07XA04 Racecadotril
A07XA51 Albumin tannate, combinations

Active ingredients in A07XA

Active Ingredient Description
Albumin tannate

Crofelemer is an inhibitor of both the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-stimulated cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride ion (Cl¯) channel, and the calcium-activated Cl¯ channels (CaCC) at the luminal membrane of enterocytes.


Racecadotril is a pure intestinal antisecretory active substance. It decreases the intestinal hypersecretion of water and electrolytes induced by the cholera toxin or inflammation, and does not have effects on basal secretory activity. Racecadotril exerts rapid antidiarrhoeal action, without modifying the duration of intestinal transit.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
HIDRASEC Granules for oral suspension Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC