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ALKEM MANITOL INFUSION

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MRP: Rs. 28.25 for 1 bottle(s) (100 ML infusion each)
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Composition for ALKEM MANITOL

Mannitol(NA)

food interaction for ALKEM MANITOL

alcohol interaction for ALKEM MANITOL

pregnancy interaction for ALKEM MANITOL

lactation interaction for ALKEM MANITOL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alkem manitol infusion at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alkem manitol infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALKEM MANITOL

Mannitol(NA)

Uses

Alkem manitol infusion is used in the treatment of acute renal failure, cerebral edema (accumulation of excessive fluid in the brain) and glaucoma (high eye pressure).

How it works

Alkem manitol infusion is an inert substance with high osmotic pressure. It works by drawing water into the kidney, and increasing the amount of urine produced by it. It is also used to reduce pressure inside the eye or swelling around the brain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pulmonary edema, Acidosis, Anaphylactic reaction, Chest pain, Chills, Convulsion, Dizziness, Electrolyte imbalance, Fever, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Inflammation of vein due to blood clot in the blood vessels, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for ALKEM MANITOL

No substitutes found

Expert advice for ALKEM MANITOL

  • Tell your doctor if you have swelling, kidney problems, or heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure).
  • Exercise caution in children <12 years and if you are an elderly patient.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you have difficulty urinating or extreme dizziness.
  • You will be regularly monitored for lab tests such as blood electrolytes, kidney function, lung function, heart function and blood counts.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking mannitol as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with mannitol, as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to mannitol or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take in pre-existing plasma hyperosmolarity.
  • Do not take in severe dehydration, established anuria (failure of the kidneys to produce urine), severe heart failure, severe lung congestion or oedema, active intracranial bleeding (bleeding within the cranial vault), except during craniotomy (surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain).
  • Do not take if suffering from disturbance of the blood-brain barrier.
  • Do not take if suffering from progressive renal damage or dysfunction after institution of mannitol therapy, including increasing oliguria and azotemia (elevation of blood urea nitrogen).

Frequently asked questions for ALKEM MANITOL

Mannitol

Q.Is mannitol a sugar?
Mannitol is a polyol (sugar alcohol)

Q.Is mannitol salt agar selective?
Yes, mannitol salt agar is a selective, differential and Indicator medium.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)