Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Osmoglyn

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Glycerin


Glycerin , when taken by mouth, is used to treat certain conditions in which there is increased eye pressure, such as glaucoma. It may also be used before eye surgery to reduce pressure in the eye.

Glycerin may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, glycerin is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Cerebral edema (swelling of the brain)

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Spray
  • Solution