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Why is a person with increased intracranial pressure given the diuretic mannitol?
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mannitol
Mannitol works to reduce intracranial pressure through its diuretic properties.
It is usually used in the acute setting (after head trauma).

In brief: Mannitol
Mannitol works to reduce intracranial pressure through its diuretic properties.
It is usually used in the acute setting (after head trauma).
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Mithil Gajera
Critical Care
In brief: Osmotic diuretic
Mannitol is osmotic diuretics so by giving mannitol you remove fluid from body and that also help reducing edema of the brain.
As increase brain edema is most of the time responsible for increase intracranial pressure, reducing edema help to lower it.

In brief: Osmotic diuretic
Mannitol is osmotic diuretics so by giving mannitol you remove fluid from body and that also help reducing edema of the brain.
As increase brain edema is most of the time responsible for increase intracranial pressure, reducing edema help to lower it.
Dr. Mithil Gajera
Dr. Mithil Gajera
Thank
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