Use of Oral Mannitol in the Oedematous PatientBr Med J 1970; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5694.463 (Published 21 February 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:463
- J. W. James,
- R. A. Evans
Oral mannitol 200 g. was given on 24 occasions to patients with intractable oedema (cardiac, renal, or hepatic) and produced a mean weight loss of 3 kg. The procedure was found to be a safe, rapid, and effective method of treating oedema, and it should be used when diuretic therapy proves ineffective, particularly in the presence of hyponatraemia.