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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: Glycerin Suppositories Maximum Strength, Glycerol, Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Adult, Pedia-Lax Liquid Glycerin Suppositories
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: Pretz Irrigation Solution, Pretz Nasal Spray, Orajel Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel
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: Sani-pads with Aloe, AER Witch Hazel, Sani-Clens, Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads
Drug class(es): anorectal preparations
Glycerin/witch hazel topical is used in the treatment of:

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