Glycerol

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What other names is Glycerol known by?

1,2,3-propanetriol, Alcool Glycériné, Glicerol, Glucerite, Glycerin, Glycerine, Glycérine, Glycérine Végétale, Glycerol Monostearate, Glycérol, Glycerolum, Glyceryl Alcohol, Monostéarate de Glycérol, Vegetable Glycerin.

What is Glycerol?

Glycerol is a naturally occurring chemical. People use it as a medicine. Some uses and dosage forms have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Likely Effective for...

  • Constipation, when used rectally as a suppository.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Helping with weight loss, when taken by mouth.

Likely Ineffective for...

  • Improving exercise performance when taken by mouth.
  • Treating stroke when used intravenously.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Helping maintain the body's water levels (hydration) in athletes and people with intestinal problems, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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