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ATC Group: A06AX01 Glycerol

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A06
Laxatives
3
A06A
Laxatives
4
A06AX
Other laxatives
5
A06AX01
Glycerol

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
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.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
GLYCERIN BP Liquid
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
GLYCERIN Suppository
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK