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Mannitol (Osmitrol) Summary

Description: A diuretic and renal diagnostic aid related to sorbitol. It has little significant energy value as it is largely eliminated from the body before any metabolism can take place. It can be used to treat oliguria associated with kidney failure or other manifestations of inadequate renal function and has been used for determination of glomerular filtration rate. Mannitol is also commonly used as a research tool in cell biological studies, usually to control osmolarity.

Also Known As: Osmitrol; (L)-Mannitol; Osmofundin; D-Mannitol

Networked: 2405 relevant articles (214 outcomes, 310 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Mannitol is Relevant

  1. Brain Edema (Cerebral Edema) : 22 outcomes 19 studies in 153 results
  2. Intracranial Hypertension : 19 outcomes 18 studies in 122 results
  3. Ischemia : 15 outcomes 15 studies in 125 results
  4. Bronchiectasis : 11 outcomes 8 studies in 22 results
  5. Brain Ischemia (Cerebral Ischemia) : 11 outcomes 4 studies in 36 results
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Drugs Related to Mannitol

  1. Lactulose (Duphalac)
  2. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)
  3. Glycerol (Glycerine)
  4. Oxygen
  5. Furosemide (Lasix)
  6. Cisplatin (Platino)
  7. Superoxide Dismutase
  8. Vitamin E
  9. barbituric acid (barbiturate)
  10. Hydroxyl Radical
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Therapies Related to Mannitol

  1. Intravenous Infusions
  2. Anesthesia
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  4. Resuscitation
  5. Injections
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