ATC Group: A06AC06 Methylcellulose

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Methylcellulose

Hierarchical Position

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A06AC06
Methylcellulose

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description

Methylcellulose is a chemical compound derived from cellulose. Methylcellulose is used to treat constipation. It is classified as a bulk forming laxative. Methylcellulose is a hydrophilic colloid which absorbs water causing it to swell to a soft gel of uniform consistency. It works by increasing the amount of stool present which improves intestinal contractions.