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- What other names is Glycerol known by?
- What is Glycerol?
- How does Glycerol work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Glycerol.
Glycerol may not be safe when injected intravenously (by IV). Red blood cells might get seriously damaged.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of glycerol during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- As an adult laxative for constipation: The common dose of glycerol is a 2-3 grams in suppository form or a 5-15 mL enema. For children younger than six years old, the dose is a 1-1.7 grams as a suppository or a 2-5 mL enema.
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