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Mannitol

Also known as Osmitrol and Resectisol

Mannitol is a white, crystalline sugar alcohol with the chemical formula (C6H8(OH)6). It is used as an osmotic diuretic agent and a weak renal vasodilator. It was originally isolated from the secretions of the flowering ash and called manna after its resemblance to the Biblical food. It is also referred to as mannite and manna sugar. In plants, it is used to induce osmotic stress. Its fetal safety is "C" in Briggs' Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $9.03 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed mannitol to treat intracranial hemorrhage, lung cancer, kidney failure, and intracerebral hemorrhage.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take mannitol if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking mannitol most commonly experience side effects like headache, asthma, and cough.

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