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How does mannitol treat acute renal failure?

Mannitol treats acute renal failure by increasing your output of urine. This helps prevent your kidneys from shutting down and helps excrete the toxic substance that's causing your renal failure. You need to take enough mannitol to produce between 30 to 50 milliliters of urine every hour until you're no longer in danger of permanent kidney failure.

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