Mannitol is known as an osmotic diuretic. Osmotic diuretics act in the kidney to cause excess body water to be removed from the blood, and converted into urine. Sodium salts draw water out of the blood, and into the kidneys, to be expelled from the body as urine. Mannitol has a variety of uses. It is used to prevent and treat the low output of urine associated with kidney failure. It is also used to reduce elevated pressure in the brain (cerebral oedema) and in the eyes. Mannitol also promotes the excretion of substances such as aspirin and barbiturates in overdose situations.
Generic Name Mannitol
Supplier Unique Pharmaceuticals Limited
Package Type Infusion
Package Size 20 infusion