Which medications in the drug class Diuretics, Osmotic Agents are used in the treatment of Meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Diuretics, Osmotic Agents

Mannitol produces osmotic diuresis and reduces intracranial pressure (ICP).

Mannitol (Osmitrol)

Mannitol may reduce subarachnoid-space pressure by creating an osmotic gradient between CSF in the arachnoid space and plasma. Doses of 1 g/kg IV have been used.

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