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This group comprises agents for treatment of conditions of mouth and teeth. Preparations mainly used in gingivitis, stomatitis etc. should be classified in this group.
Preparations for the treatment of throat infections, (lozenges for common cold conditions) or treatment of symptoms both in mouth and throat are classified in R02 - Throat preparations.
Preparations containing local anesthetics, see N01B - Anesthetics, local, and R02AD - Anesthetics, local.

A01AA Caries prophylactic agents

This group comprises all types of fluoride preparations (tablets, gargles, toothpastes, chewing-gum etc.).
Combinations of olaflur and dectaflur are classified at the 5th level of olaflur - A01AA03. Combinations of sodium fluoride and sodium monofluorophosphate are classified in A01AA30.
Combinations of colecalciferol and sodium fluoride indicated for prophylaxis of rickets and caries are classified in A11CC.

For caries prophylactic agents in A01AA, the DDDs are based on use in children. DDDs are only established for tablets.

A01AB Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment

This group comprises all antiinfective and antiseptic agents for the treatment of stomatitis, gingivitis etc. Products used in common minor infections of mouth and throat are classified in R02, e.g. cetylpyridinium.
Combinations of tetracycline with anti-inflammatory agents are classified at the same 5th level as plain tetracycline (A01AB13).
Other antibiotics for local use, see D - Dermatologicals.

The DDD for amphotericin in this group refers to lozenges.
The DDD for minocycline is based on the amount of active substance used in one periodontal pocket in local treatment of periodontitis.

A01AC Corticosteroids for local oral treatment

This group comprises corticosteroid preparations for the treatment of gingivitis, stomatitis etc., i.e. corticosteroid preparations for use in the oral cavity.
Combinations of corticosteroids and local anesthetics are classified here.
Other corticosteroids for local use, see D - Dermatologicals.

No DDDs have been established in this group. The dosage forms are mainly ointments and pastes.

A01AD Other agents for local oral treatment

This group comprises e.g. various gargles and hemostatic agents used in dentistry.
Becaplermin in a kit for implantation indicated to treat periodontally related defects is classified here.
Other hemostatic agents, see B02BC - Local hemostatics.
E.g. combinations with local anesthetics for oral treatment are classified at the various level A01AD11.
See also N01B - Anesthetics, local.

Last updated: 2024-01-26