How It Works:
Glycerin works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, that makes the stools soft and easier to pass.
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Glycerin is used in constipation
- Avoid taking a Glycerin for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement.
- Together with Glycerin, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
- A Glycerin should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
- Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Glycerin contains sugars.
- Take Glycerin after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.