|A - Alimentary Tract and Metabolism|
|A06 - Drugs for Constipation|
|A06A - Drugs for Constipation|
All agents used for treatment of constipation (regardless of indication) are classified here.
The agents are mainly subdivided according to mode of action. All enemas are classified in A06AG, regardless of mode of action.
Some combination products are classified at separate levels. These are mentioned in the respective ATC group.
Otherwise combination products are classified at separate 5th levels using the corresponding 50-series.
Laxatives in combination with centrally acting antiobesity agents are classified in A08A - Antiobesity preparations, excl. diet products.
|A06AX - Other Drugs for Constipation|
This group comprises all agents, which cannot be classified in the preceding groups, e.g. lubiprostone, linaclotide and prucalopride.
The DDD for linaclotide is based on treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.