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Glycerol 100 % v/v
1. For the relief of the symptoms of sore throats.
2. For use on rough or chapped skin.
1. Oral: 5-10ml, four hourly as required.
2. Topical: mix with an equal quantity of water and apply directly to the affected area up to six times daily.
This product is suitable for use by adults, children and the elderly.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to glycerol. Contraindicated in diabetics.
Glycerol should be administered with caution to patients with hypervolaemia, cardiac failure, renal disease or dehydration.
Labels to state: Use with caution if you suffer from heart or kidney disease.
No adverse effects are considered likely if this product is used in the above conditions. However, all medicines, should be avoided if possible during pregnancy and lactation, and should only be used under a doctor's instruction.
Glycerol when taken orally may cause headache, nausea and vomiting, and less frequently, diarrhoea, thirst, dizziness and mental confusion. Cardiac arrhythmias have been reported. Glycerol may cause severe dehydration in previously dehydrated patients.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Glycerol acts as a mild laxative. Large oral doses taken inadvertently may cause headache, thirst, nausea, hyperglycaemia and dehydration. Medication should be stopped and if ingestion is recent gastric lavage should be administered, followed by supportive therapy.
Glycerol acts as a demulcent and is mildly laxative when taken by mouth.
Glycerol is readily absorbed from the intestine and is metabolised to carbon dioxide and glycogen or is used in the synthesis of body fats.
36 months unopened.
100ml: Glass bottle with white tamper evident 28mm polypropylene cap with EPE/Saranex liner and ROPP neck finish.
200ml: Glass bottle with white tamper evident 28mm polypropylene cap with EPE/Saranex liner and ROPP neck finish.