Kratol Infusion

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Primarily used for

Constipation, Acute renal failure
100 ml in 1 bottle

Medicine Overview of Kratol Infusion


Uses of Glycerin

Glycerin is used in constipation.

Side effects of Glycerin




How to use Glycerin

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Kratol Infusion works

Glycerin works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Uses of Mannitol

Mannitol is used in the treatment of acute renal failure, cerebral edema and glaucoma.

Side effects of Mannitol


Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dehydration.


How to use Mannitol

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Kratol Infusion works

Mannitol is an inert substance with high osmotic pressure. It draws water into the kidney, which in turn increases the amount of urine production. Mannitol is also used to lower the pressure inside the eye or swelling around the brain.

In Depth Information on Kratol Infusion

Expert advice for Glycerin

  • Avoid taking a Glycerin for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Together with Glycerin, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • A Glycerin should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Glycerin contains sugars.
  • Take Glycerin after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.

Expert advice for Mannitol

  • 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).
Kratol Infusion related warnings
Special precautions for Kratol Infusion
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Kratol 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.
Kratol Infusion is probably safe to use during lactation. L
imited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Kratol Infusion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kratol Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with kid
ney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kratol Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Kratol
Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

No Patient Concerns found for this medicine

Frequently asked questions about 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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