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ATC Group: A06AG04 Glycerol

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Translations

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Translation
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Glycerol

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
4
A06AG
5
A06AG04
Glycerol

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
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.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK