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What are you taking Mannitol for?

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  • Other
  • Brain Edema
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Oliguria

How long have you been taking it?

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  • Less than a week
  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
  • A few months
  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

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Uses of Mannitol


Mannitol is used in the treatment of:

  • Brain Edema
  • Ocular Hypertension

Mannitol is used in the prevention of:

  • Oliguria

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Mannitol Brand Names

Mannitol may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Mannitol Drug Class

Mannitol is part of the drug class:

Mannitol Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Mannitoldrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Mannitol and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Mannitol falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Mannitol should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Mannitol should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Mannitol Dosage

Take mannitol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Mannitol dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Mannitol is available in the following doses:

  • Mannitol 10% Intravenous Solution
  • Mannitol 15% Intravenous Solution
  • Mannitol 20% Intravenous Solution
  • Mannitol 25% Intravenous Solution
  • Mannitol 5% Intravenous Solution
  • Mannitol 5% Irrigation Solution
  • Mannitol Compounding Powder
  • Mannitol Inhalation Kit
  • Mannitol-sorbitol 540 Mg-2.7 G/100 Ml Irrigation Solution

Forms of Medication

Mannitol is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Irrigation Solution
  • Oral Tablet

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