|R - Respiratory System|
Inhaled antiinfectives are classified in ATC group J - Antiinfectives for systemic use.
|R05 - Cough and Cold Preparations|
This group comprises a large number of preparations, most of which are combined preparations.
Cold preparations containing therapeutic levels of antiinfectives should be classified in ATC group J - Antiinfectives for systemic use.
Cold preparations with therapeutic levels of analgesics/anti-inflammatory agents should be classified in the respective N02/M01 groups.
Cold preparations with both antiinfectives and analgesics should be classified in ATC group J - Antiinfectives for systemic use.
Cold preparations with minimal amounts of analgesics are classified in R05X - Other cold preparations.
See also R01 - Nasal preparations, R02 - Throat preparations, and
R03D - Other systemic drugs for obstructive airway diseases.
|R05F - Cough Suppressants and Expectorants, Combinations|
In addition to cough suppressants and expectorants, the preparations may contain bronchodilating agents, antihistamines etc. Combinations, which contain respiratory stimulants, e.g. theophylline, should be classified in R03DA.
|R05FA - Opium Derivatives and Expectorants|