Glycerol


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Cough For tickly dry cough: As 15% syr: 5-10 mL 3-4 times/day. Rectal Constipation As supp: 2-3 g once daily as needed. Topical Hydrate and soften skin As 25% or 40% cream: Apply regularly to affected areas.
Special Precautions
Patient with hypervolaemia, cardiac failure, renal disease, dehydration, diabetes mellitus. Treatment with a cough medicine in children (especially under 1 year old) should be considered carefully due to potential risks and limited evidence on efficacy. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Cardiac disorders: Cardiac arrhythmia, circulatory overload, heart failure. Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, thirst, abdominal cramp, rectal irritation/discomfort/ mucosal erosion. General disorders and administration site conditions: Application site reaction (e.g. burning sensation, erythema, pain, pruritus, rash, irritation). Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Hyperglycaemia, dehydration. Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Rectal tenesmus. Nervous system disorders: Dizziness, headache (oral). Psychiatric disorders: Mental confusion. Renal and urinary disorders: Glycosuria. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Severe pulmonary oedema. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Exacerbation of eczema and dry skin.
Potentially Fatal: Rarely, nonketotic hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic coma.
ATC Classification
A06AX01 - glycerol ; Belongs to the class of other laxatives.
A06AG04 - glycerol ; Belongs to the class of enemas. Used in the treatment of constipation.
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