Mannitol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Mannitol?

(MAN i tole)

• This medicine is used to get rid of extra fluid.

• This medicine is used to treat brain swelling.

• This medicine is used to decrease high eye pressure.

• This medicine is used to increase the removal of unwanted substances in the body.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Low potassium level. Signs include feeling tired, weak, numbness, or tingling; muscle cramps; constipation; vomiting; or fast heartbeat.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

• Nausea or...

 
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