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MANNITOL (MAN i tawl) is a bronchoconstrictor. It is used for a breathing test. The test helps your doctor understand how your lungs work.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
aortic or brain aneurysm
coughing up blood
high blood pressure
history of stroke
lung or breathing disease, like asthma
an unusual or allergic reaction to mannitol, gelatin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for inhalation through the mouth. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
Interactions are not expected. However, check with your doctor if you take any medicines regularly, and ask when you are allowed to take them prior to and after the test.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
You will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine during your test.
During the testing you may feel a little bit breathless. The tests can also make you cough and lightheaded for a few seconds. This is normal. If you feel very breathless, let the health care professional performing the test know. You will also be monitored for a short time after testing, after which you will be expected to resume normal activities.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
chest pain or chest tightness
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
MANNITOL (MAN i tawl) is a diuretic. It is used to reduce pressure and swelling around the brain and in the eyes. It is also used to prevent or treat kidney failure. This medicine is also used during some urology procedures.
bleeding in the brain, head injury or trauma
fluid on the lungs
small amount of urine output
an unusual or allergic reaction to mannitol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is for infusion into a vein or into the urethra. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
You will be monitored closely while you are on this medicine.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Check with your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. You must not get dehydrated.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
fever or chills
irritation, pain at site where injected
muscle pain, weakness
swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
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