ATC Group: B05CB Salt solutions

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 B05CB in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 B Blood and blood forming organs
2 B05 Blood substitutes and perfusion solutions
3 B05C Irrigating solutions
4 B05CB Salt solutions

Group B05CB contents

Code Title
B05CB01 Sodium chloride
B05CB02 Sodium citrate
B05CB03 Magnesium citrate
B05CB04 Sodium bicarbonate
B05CB10 Combinations

Active ingredients in B05CB

Active Ingredient Description
Magnesium citrate
Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate has antacid properties. Sodium bicarbonate causes neutralisation of gastric acid with the production of carbon dioxide.

Sodium chloride

Sodium chloride is the principle salt involved in maintaining the osmotic tension of blood and tissues. Changes in osmotic tension influence the movement of fluids and diffusion of salts in cellular tissue.

Sodium citrate

Sodium citrate has no relevant pharmacodynamic activity other than that caused by its alkalinity (e.g. its gastric acid neutralising capacity). Sodium citrate is a non-particulate antacid for use by mouth to prior to general anaesthesia for caesarean section.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
ACIDEX Oral suspension Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC