Glycerol

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Glycerol (glycerol phenylbutyrate systemic) is a member of the drug class laxatives and is used to treat Constipation and Cough.

US matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A06AG04,A06AX01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000056-81-5

Chemical Formula

C3-H8-O3

Molecular Weight

92

Therapeutic Categories

Laxative, osmotically acting

Pharmaceutic aid

Food additive

Laxative, lubricant

Chemical Name

1,2,3-Propanetriol

Foreign Names

  • Glycerolum (Latin)
  • Glycerol (German)
  • Glycérol (French)
  • Glicerol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Glycerin (OS: JAN)
  • Glycérol (OS: DCF)
  • E 422 (IS)
  • Glycerin (PH: JP XV, USP 34)
  • Glycerol (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Glycérol (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Glycerolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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