Drug Index

Glycerin

 
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Mechanism :

Osmotic dehydrating agent which increases osmotic pressure; draws fluid into colon and thus stimulates evacuation.


Indication :

• Constipation

• Mouth/throat irritation


Contraindications :

No contraindications.


Dosing :

Constipation: Rectal:

2 to <6 years: One pediatric suppository once daily as needed.

≥6 years: One adult suppository once daily as needed.

Mouth/throat irritation:

Oral: Children ≥2 years and Adolescents: Apply a one-inch strip directly to tongue and oral cavity as needed.


Adverse Effect :

Abdominal cramps, rectal irritation, tenesmus.


Interaction :

No known significant interactions.


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