Which medications in the drug class Osmotic diuretics are used in the treatment of Electrical Injuries in Emergency Medicine?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Osmotic diuretics

Osmotic diuretics assist the kidneys in excreting myoglobin if present. They can help avoid acute renal failure in patients with significant myoglobinuria.

Mannitol (Osmitrol)

Mannitol is an osmotic diuretic that is not metabolized significantly and that passes through glomerulus without being reabsorbed by the kidney.


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