This medication is an osmotic diuretic, prescribed for increased intracranial pressure, eye pressure, to maintain urine flow in kidney failure patients, and promotion of urinary excretion of toxic materials.
It gets rid of extra salt and water in the body.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. IV- The recommended dose is 0.5 – 2 gmkg.
Nausea, vomiting, runny nose, local pain, chills, dizziness, hives and chest pain.
Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
If you have an allergy to mannitol or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. - Shot: - If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding in the brain, fluid loss, very bad kidney disease, kidney or heart problems during past use, or water in the lungs. - Powder for breathing in: - If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding in the brain, recent heart attack, recent stroke, or very high blood pressure.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Trouble breathing. Signs of low potassium. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad headache. Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat. Sudden change in eyesight. Not able to pass urine. Seizures. Very bad swelling. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Intravenous & Other Sterile Solutions
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