16.05 Mannitol (Osmitrol)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



increased ICP, oliguric renal failure, edema, intraocular pressure


inhibits reabsorption of water and electrolytes by increasing osmotic pressure, excreted by kidneys

Therapeutic Class


Pharmacologic Class

osmotic diuretic

Nursing Considerations

• may cause phlebitis at IV site
• may cause dehydration, fluid and electrolyte imbalances
• monitor neuro status
• administer via a filter

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