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Mannitol 20% Solution

What is the Mannitol 20% Solution?

Mannitol 20% Solution is a medicine used in the treatment and prevention of health conditions that are caused by excess body fluids. It works by removing excess water and relieving inflammation in affected areas.

What is Mannitol 20% Used For?

Mannitol 20% is used in the treatment and control of cerebral edema (excess fluid in the brain), acute kidney failure and glaucoma. 

In the treatment of Cerebral Edema (excess fluid in the brain), Mannitol 20% solution decreases brain volume by reducing the water content in the brain. It effectively relieves the symptoms present in cerebral edema such as headache, dizziness, nausea, incontinence, numbness, loss of coordination, memory loss, and prevents further complications.

In the treatment of Acute Renal (Kidney) failure, it draws water into the kidney to increase urine production. It is also used to reduce pressure inside the eye or swelling around the brain.

In the treatment of Glaucoma (an eye condition that attacks the optic nerve), Mannitol 20% solution is used to reduce the pressure and swelling in the eye, improving vision and preventing complications such as blindness.

Mannitol Side Effects

Some common side effects of Mannitol include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Blurred Vision
  • Vomiting
  • Pain, swelling and redness may also occur at the injection site.

Mannitol Administration

Mannitol 20% Solution may be administered alone or alongside other medicines. As an injection, it should be administered by a medical professional and not be self administered.

Mannitol 20% Contraindications

Mannitol 20% Solution is contraindicated in people with:

  • Extreme dehydration
  • Severe heart failure
  • Severe pulmonary congestion or pulmonary oedema
  • Hypersensitivity to mannitol

Mannitol 20% Solution Price

Mannitol 20% Solution is available for purchase on, an online pharmacy in Nigeria.


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