This group comprises agents, which mainly inhibit the absorption of electrolytes and water through a specific pharmacological mechanism.
Combinations with osmotically acting laxatives are classified here.
Combinations with bulk producing laxatives are classified in
A06AC - Bulk-forming laxatives.
Gas producing rectal preparations and glycerol suppositories, see A06AX - Other drugs for constipation.
Phenolphthalein in combination with liquid paraffin, see A06AA.
Combined packages with tablets and enemas are classified in A06AG.
A major part of the products classified in this group are various combinations of two or more contact laxatives. These are classified at separate 5th levels:
A06AB20 - contact laxatives in combination
A06AB30 - contact laxatives in combination with belladonna alkaloids
Otherwise combination products are classified at separate 5th levels using the corresponding 50-series.
Preparations containing bark (cortex) of Rhamnus pursiana and Rhamnus frangula are classified in A06AB07 cascara.