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What is mannitol IV?

Mannitol IV is a prescription medication called a diuretic that you receive through an intravenous (IV) injection. It is used to help remove fluid from the body by increasing your urine output. This results in a decrease in excess swelling in your extremeties, brain or eyes, or to prevent kidney failure.  Mannitol IV is usually given at a hospital or other healthcare setting.

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