Which medications in the drug class Diuretics (osmotic) are used in the treatment of Heat Stroke?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Robert S Helman, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Diuretics (osmotic)

Osmotic effects retain water during urine formation and dilute electrolytes in the urine, making resorption less efficient.

Mannitol (Osmitrol)

Mannitol is the drug of choice for forced diuresis in patients with rhabdomyolysis because of a number of beneficial effects on the kidneys, including an antioxidant effect.


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