Glycerol Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Food Interaction and all others data.

Glycerol is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. Glycerol is used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care preparations, mainly as a means of improving smoothness, providing lubrication, and as humectants.

Trade Name Glycerol
Availability Prescription only
Generic Glycerol
Related Drugs sodium phenylbutyrate, Ravicti, Buphenyl
Weight infant, adult, pediatric,
Type Rectal Enema, Rectal Suppository, Rectal, Enema
Therapeutic Class Miscellaneous topical agents
Manufacturer Martindale Pharma, An Ethypharm Group Company, Afi Farma
Available Country United Kingdom, United States, Indonesia
Last Updated: September 19, 2023 at 7:00 am


Glycerol helps lubricating in sexual intercourse specially for post menopausal women to reduce irritation, for lubrication during vaginal examinations, endoscopy, catheterization for gloves and instruments. It is also used to treat or prevent dry skin.


Glycerol dosage

Apply as needed.


Glycerol is for external use only. When using this product do not get into eyes. Do not use on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites & serious burns.


Usually well tolerated. People with prior history of sensitivity or allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients should not use it.

Storage Condition

Store in a cool & dry place, protected from light. Keep out of reach of children.

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