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Glycerol / Glycerine

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Sheryl Krohne

Synonym(s): Glycerol


Introduction

Name

  • Glycerol.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1,2,3-propanetriol.
  • Glycerin.

Molecular formula

  • C3H8O3.

Physical properties

  • Thick liquid.
  • Sweet to taste.

Uses

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Indications

  • Acts as an osmotic diuretic and lowers intra-ocular pressure.
  • Used in the management of acute glaucoma Glaucoma , or to reduce intra-ocular pressure prior to ophthalmic surgical procedures.
  • Maximal reduction in pressure is seen approximately 1 hour after dosing and will last for approximately 5 hours.
  • Also used as a topical emollient and solvent and as a laxative when given rectally in cats.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Plumb D (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Ames: Iowa State University Press.
  • Regnier A & Ward D (1999) Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In:Veterinary Ophthalmology3rd edn. Ed K Gelatt. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Based on Tennant B (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
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