Mannitol (Systemic): Uses & Sides Effects

Mannitol is used to get rid of extra fluid. Mannitol is used to treat brain swelling. Mannitol is used to lower high eye pressure. Mannitol is used to help get rid of unwanted substances in the body.

How is this medicine (Mannitol) best taken?

Use mannitol (systemic) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

It is given into a vein for a period of time.

What do I need to tell my doctor before I take mannitol?

  • If you have an allergy to mannitol or any other part of mannitol (systemic).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding in the brain, fluid in the lungs, fluid loss (dehydration), kidney problems, or heart failure (weak heart).
  • If you have trouble passing urine.
  • If you are taking a water pill.
  • If you are taking any drugs that can raise the chance of kidney problems. There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with mannitol (systemic).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take mannitol (systemic) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Mannitol?

Tell all of your health care providers that you take mannitol (systemic). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.

Kidney problems like kidney failure have happened in people taking mannitol (systemic). Sometimes, these effects have not gone back to normal when mannitol (systemic) was stopped. If you have questions, talk with the doctor.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.

Side Effects

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Headache.
  • Runny nose.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Dizziness.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.


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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.