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In the US, Mannitol (mannitol systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous diuretics and is used to treat Cerebral Edema, Diagnosis and Investigation and Oliguria.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Diagnostic agent, kidney function

Diuretic agent, osmotically acting

Laxative, osmotically acting

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Mannitolum (Latin)
  • Mannitol (German)
  • Mannitol (French)
  • Manitol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • D-Mannitol (OS: JAN)
  • Mannitol (OS: DCF)
  • E 421 (IS)
  • Fraxinine (IS)
  • Manna Sugar (IS)
  • Mannit (IS)
  • D-Mannitol (PH: BP 2013, JP XVI)
  • Mannitol (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Mannitolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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