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