ATC code A06

ATC code A06 Drugs for constipation is a therapeutic subgroup of the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System, a system of alphanumeric codes developed by the World Health Organization for the classification of drugs and other medical products. Subgroup A06 is part of the anatomical group A Alimentary tract and metabolism.

Codes for veterinary use (ATCvet codes) can be created by placing the letter Q in front of the human ATC code: for example, QA06.

National issues of the ATC classification may include additional codes not present in this list, which follows the World Health Organization version.

A06A Drugs for constipation

A06AA Softeners, emollients

  • A06AA01 Liquid paraffin
  • A06AA02 Docusate sodium
  • A06AA51 Liquid paraffin, combinations

A06AB Contact laxatives

  • A06AB01 Oxyphenisatine
  • A06AB02 Bisacodyl
  • A06AB03 Dantron
  • A06AB04 Phenolphthalein
  • A06AB05 Castor oil
  • A06AB06 Senna glycosides
  • A06AB07 Cascara
  • A06AB08 Sodium picosulfate
  • A06AB09 Bisoxatin
  • A06AB20 Contact laxatives in combination
  • A06AB30 Contact laxatives in combination with belladonna alkaloids
  • A06AB52 Bisacodyl, combinations
  • A06AB53 Dantron, combinations
  • A06AB56 Senna glycosides, combinations
  • A06AB57 Cascara, combinations
  • A06AB58 Sodium picosulfate, combinations

A06AC Bulk-forming laxatives

  • A06AC01 Ispaghula (psylla seeds)
  • A06AC02 Ethulose
  • A06AC03 Sterculia
  • A06AC05 Linseed
  • A06AC06 Methylcellulose
  • A06AC07 Triticum (wheat fibre)
  • A06AC08 Polycarbophil calcium
  • A06AC51 Ispaghula, combinations
  • A06AC53 Sterculia, combinations
  • A06AC55 Linseed, combinations

A06AD Osmotically acting laxatives

  • A06AD01 Magnesium carbonate
  • A06AD02 Magnesium oxide
  • A06AD03 Magnesium peroxide
  • A06AD04 Magnesium sulfate
  • A06AD10 Mineral salts in combination
  • A06AD11 Lactulose
  • A06AD12 Lactitol
  • A06AD13 Sodium sulfate
  • A06AD14 Pentaerithrityl
  • A06AD15 Macrogol
  • A06AD16 Mannitol
  • A06AD17 Sodium phosphate
  • A06AD18 Sorbitol
  • A06AD19 Magnesium citrate
  • A06AD21 Sodium tartrate
  • A06AD61 Lactulose, combinations
  • A06AD65 Macrogol, combinations

A06AG Enemas

  • A06AG01 Sodium phosphate
  • A06AG02 Bisacodyl
  • A06AG03 Dantron, including combinations
  • A06AG04 Glycerol
  • A06AG06 Oil
  • A06AG07 Sorbitol
  • A06AG10 Docusate sodium, including combinations
  • A06AG11 Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, including combinations
  • A06AG20 Combinations

A06AH Peripheral opioid receptor antagonists

  • A06AH01 Methylnaltrexone bromide
  • A06AH02 Alvimopan
  • A06AH03 Naloxegol

A06AX Other drugs for constipation

  • A06AX01 Glycerol
  • A06AX02 Carbon dioxide producing drugs
  • A06AX03 Lubiprostone
  • A06AX04 Linaclotide
  • A06AX05 Prucalopride
  • A06AX06 Tegaserod
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