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Dr. Oren Sagher
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Mannitol (Overview)

Mannitol is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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What effect will mannitol have on kidney function?

What effect will mannitol have on kidney function?

Diuretic: Manitol is a sugar like substance which is filtered by the kidney and not reabsorved like glucose would so it remains in the kidney tubules and it acts as a urine volume enhancer by pulling water and electrolytes into the urine space and ultimately out in the urine so as to be an osmotic diuretic. It is used mainly to reduce brain edema acutely. ...Read more

Dr. Oren Sagher
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Mannitol (Overview)

Mannitol is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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Is it safe to use mannitol as a coffee sweetener?

Is it safe to use mannitol as a coffee sweetener?

Not available: Mannitol is typically dusted on gum or other foods. It is not typically availiabe for a coffee sweetener. Stevia is a good coffee sweetener ANS is readily available at whole foods or other health food stores. ...Read more

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Is manitol work just as well as xylitol in preventing tooth decay?

Is manitol work just as well as xylitol in preventing tooth decay?

Unknown: The only reliable studies I am aware of indicate xylitol is effective in interfering with dental plaque development. Mannitol will not be metabolized like regular sugar so it will not cause tooth decay but probably does not have the same effect of xylitol. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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How long can cerebral edema take to be cured. Doctors aren't giving mannitol. But there is improvement in friends health. 60% conscious now.

How long can cerebral edema take to be cured. Doctors aren't giving mannitol. But there is improvement in friends health. 60% conscious now.

Each case different: It depends how severe is the brain edema and what the cause is. Mannitol is temporary treatment and only a protective measure. It usually resolves after a few days while the medical team tries to minimize damage with the different treatment modalities. Being conscious is the best sign of improvement. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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