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Glycerol - Glycerine

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne

Introduction

Name

  • Glycerol.

Uses

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Indications

  • Acts as an osmotic diuretic and lowers intraocular pressure.
  • Used in the management of acute glaucoma   Glaucoma  , or to reduce intraocular 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

Other sources of information

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

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