ATC Group: A06AG04 Glycerol

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Laxatives
3
Laxatives
4
Enemas
5
A06AG04
Glycerol

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Glycerol has uses as a hyperosmotic, osmotic diuretic, and ophthalmic agent. It may be used as an eye drop in the treatment of glaucoma to reduce intraocular pressure, as a solution or suppository for short-term treatment of constipation, to evacuate the bowel prior to a colonoscopy, and in some ocular surgeries. It may be given intravenously to reduce pressure inside the brain and used externally on the skin as a moisturizer.

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Singapore

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