mannitol (Osmitrol)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Is mannitol-injectable safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies done on mannitol to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

It is not known whether Mannitol enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

What else should I know about mannitol-injectable?

What preparations of mannitol-injectable are available?

Mannitol intravenous injections are available in following strengths and sizes: 5% and 10% in 1000 ml containers; 15% in 500 ml containers, 20% in 250 ml and 500 ml containers; and 25% in 50 ml flip-top vials.

How should I keep mannitol-injectable stored?

Store mannitol injections at room temperature between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/9/2015

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