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Mannitol may be used as follows:
Mannitol may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with mannitol.
- For diuresis in oliguric renal failure is 0.125 to 0.25 g per pound (0.25 to 0.5 g/kg) intravenously over 15 to 20 minutes. Mannitol is often repeated every 4 to 6 hours as necessary.
- To reduce intracranial pressure, mannitol may be dosed at 0.75 g per pound (1.5 g/kg) of a 15 to 25% solution given intravenously over 30 to 60 minutes.
- To reduce intraocular pressure, mannitol may be given at 0.5 to 1.5 g per pound (1 to 3 g/kg) of a 15 to 20% solution intravenously over 30 minutes. This may be repeated every 12 hours for 2 days, if indicated.
Neurology & Nervous System disorders
Ophthalmology & Ocular diseases
Multiple organ systems can be affected