ATC Group: A06AG04 Glycerol

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of A06AG04 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 A Alimentary tract and metabolism
2 A06 Laxatives
3 A06A Laxatives
4 A06AG Enemas
5 A06AG04 Glycerol

Active ingredients in A06AG04

Active Ingredient Description
Glycerol

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.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
GLYCERIN BP Liquid Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
GLYCERIN Suppository Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Medicines in this ATC group

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