ATC Group: A06AA Softeners, emollients

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Softeners, emollients

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A06AA
Softeners, emollients

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Description

Docusate sodium is an anionic wetting agent, which acts as a faecal softener by lowering the surface tension and allowing penetration of accumulated hard dry faeces by water and salts. Docusate sodium also possesses stimulant activity.