This medication is an osmotic diuretic, prescribed for increased intracranial pressure, eye pressure, to maintain urine flow in kidney failure patients, and promotion of urinary excretion of toxic materials.
Contraindicated in patients with heart failure, stroke, anuria, severe dehydration, and hypersensitivity.
IV- The recommended dose is 0.5 – 2 gm/kg.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of swelling, kidney problems, or heart problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Monitor blood electrolytes, kidney function, lung function, heart function, and blood counts regularly while taking this medication.
Nausea, vomiting, runny nose, local pain, chills, dizziness, hives and chest pain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C), and in an airtight container.
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