Other Names:

1,2,3-propanetriol, Alcool Glycériné, Glicerol, Glucerite, Glycerin, Glycerine, Glycérine, Glycérine Végétale, Glycerol Monostearate, Glycérol, Glycerolum, Glyceryl Alcohol, Monostéarate de Glycérol, Vegetable Glycerin.


Description: Glycerol is an osmotic dehydrating agent that possesses hygroscopic and lubricating properties. It works by attracting water into the gut, softening stools and relieving constipation

  • Used for weight management,improving exercise performance, managment of diarrhea and vomiting and reducing pressure inside the eye in people with glaucoma.
  • Also used in dehydration prevention
  • May also reduce pressure inside the brain in various conditions including stroke, meningitis, encephalitis, Reye’s syndrome, pseudotumor cerebri, central nervous system (CNS) trauma, and CNS tumors; for reducing brain volume for neurosurgical procedures; and for treating fainting on standing due to poor blood flow to the brain (postural syncope).

Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)

    • headaches
    • dizziness
    • bloating
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • thirst
    • and diarrhea.

Inform your doctor:

  • Allergy to the medication or any allergies
  • If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.


If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.



Available Brands

  • Bausch & Lomb Computer Eye Drops
  • Novas    
  • Rhea Glycerin Suppository
  • United Home Glydolax

Other Known Brands

  • Babylax   

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