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Mannitol (By injection)

Mannitol (MAN-i-tol)

Treats early kidney failure by increasing urination. This helps the body get rid of extra fluids. Treats brain swelling and increased pressure in the eye. Also treats poisoning by increasing urination to remove toxins from the body.

Brand Name(s):

Osmitrol

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have severe dehydration (fluid loss). You should not receive this medicine if you have kidney failure and you have completely stopped passing urine. You should not use this medicine if you have bleeding problems in your brain. You should stop this medicine if it has not made your kidney failure better. You should stop this medicine if it has caused you to have heart failure or fluid in the lungs.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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