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Important: The information below refers to medicines available in the United States that contain glycerin.

Medications containing glycerin:

glycerin systemic

Brand names: Pedia-Lax Liquid Glycerin Suppositories, Glycerin Suppositories Maximum Strength, Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Pediatric, Glycerol
Drug class(es): laxatives
Glycerin systemic is used in the treatment of:

glycerin ophthalmic

Brand names: Ophthalgan
Drug class(es): ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

glycerin otic

Brand names: E-R-O Ear-Dry
Drug class(es): cerumenolytics

glycerin topical

Brand names: Orajel Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, Pretz Irrigation Solution, Pretz Nasal Spray
Drug class(es): topical emollients
Glycerin topical is used in the treatment of:

Multi-ingredient medications containing glycerin:

glycerin/phenol topical

Brand names: Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Throat Spray, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Relief Plus Coating Protection, Ulcerease
Drug class(es): mouth and throat products
Glycerin/phenol topical is used in the treatment of:

glycerin/propylene glycol ophthalmic

Glycerin/propylene glycol ophthalmic is used in the treatment of:

glycerin/witch hazel topical

Brand names: Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads, Sani-pads with Aloe, Sani-Clens, Tucks Clear Gel
Drug class(es): anorectal preparations
Glycerin/witch hazel topical is used in the treatment of:

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.