ATC code R02 Throat preparations is a therapeutic subgroup of the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System, a system of alphanumeric codes developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the classification of drugs and other medical products.[1][2] Subgroup R02 is part of the anatomical group R Respiratory system.[3]

ATC codes
R Respiratory system
R01 Nasal preparations
R02 Throat preparations
R03 Drugs for obstructive airway diseases
R05 Cough and cold preparations
R06 Antihistamines for systemic use
R07 Other respiratory system products

Codes for veterinary use (ATCvet codes) can be created by placing the letter Q in front of the human ATC code: for example, QR02.[4]

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

R02A Throat preparationsEdit

R02AA AntisepticsEdit

R02AA01 Ambazone
R02AA02 Dequalinium
R02AA03 Dichlorobenzyl alcohol
R02AA05 Chlorhexidine
R02AA06 Cetylpyridinium
R02AA09 Benzethonium
R02AA10 Myristyl-benzalkonium
R02AA11 Chlorquinaldol
R02AA12 Hexylresorcinol
R02AA13 Acriflavinium chloride
R02AA14 Oxyquinoline
R02AA15 Povidone-iodine
R02AA16 Benzalkonium
R02AA17 Cetrimonium
R02AA18 Hexamidine
R02AA19 Phenol
R02AA20 Various
R02AA21 Octenidine

R02AB AntibioticsEdit

R02AB01 Neomycin
R02AB02 Tyrothricin
R02AB03 Fusafungine
R02AB04 Bacitracin
R02AB30 Gramicidin

R02AD Anesthetics, localEdit

R02AD01 Benzocaine
R02AD02 Lidocaine
R02AD03 Cocaine
R02AD04 Dyclonine

R02AX Other throat preparationsEdit

R02AX01 Flurbiprofen
R02AX02 Ibuprofen
R02AX03 Benzydamine


  1. ^ "ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System) – Synopsis". National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  2. ^ "ATC-Klassifikation mit definierten Tagesdosen DDD" (in German). German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  3. ^ "ATC/DDD Index 2020: code R02". WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology.
  4. ^ "ATCvet Index 2020: code QR02". WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology.