Sorbitol-Mannitol

Active Ingredient(s): Mannitol + Sorbitol
FDA Approved: * August 20, 1971
Pharm Company: * HOSPIRA
Category: Diabetes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Sorbitol-Mannitol Overview

Mannitol is a type of sugar alcohol used as a sweetener and medication.[3][4] It is used as a low calorie sweetener as it is poorly absorbed by the intestines.[3] As a medication, it is used to decrease pressure in the eyes, as in glaucoma, and to lower increased intracranial pressure.[5][4] Medically, it is given by injection.[6] Effects typically begin within 15 minutes and last up to 8 hours.&am...

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Addition of Sorbitol-Mannitol in medications is making me sicker!!!

I am so frustrated with drug companies adding sugar alcohols like sorbitol and mannitol in medicines. I have been taking Prilosec for gastritis for about 10 months. My doctor asked that the pharmacist give me an rx (for gastritis) that does not contain sorbitol. I have been taking the Prilosec for over 1 month and I am still having my symptoms. I just check the ingredients and it contains mannitol which is just like sorbitol. WHY is this allowed in medicine. There are a huge number of people (especially those with irritable bowel syndrome) who are becoming sicker because sorbitol and mannitol causes gastritis issues with them and others like me who get extremely sick (and dehydrated) with just a little bit of this! It is extremely dangerous for young children and the elderly. How can I ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Mannitol + Sorbitol
  • Solution: 0.54g + 2.7g, 540mg/100ml + 2.7gm/100ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Sorbitol-Mannitol: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0409-7981 Sorbitol-mannitol Urethral Irrigant by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0990-7981 Sorbitol-mannitol Urethral Irrigant by Icu Medical Inc.

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