Before Using

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

In deciding to use a diagnostic test, any risks of the test must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. Also, other things may affect test results. For this test, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of mannitol inhalation in children 6 years of age and older. However, mannitol inhalation should not be given to children younger than 6 years of age.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of mannitol inhalation in the geriatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Pregnancy

Information about this mannitol-inhalation-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breastfeeding

Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this diagnostic test, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Receiving this diagnostic test with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Arsenic Trioxide
  • Droperidol
  • Levomethadyl
  • Sotalol

Receiving this diagnostic test with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Licorice

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this diagnostic test. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Angina (severe chest pain), unstable or
  • Cough, severe or
  • Hemoptysis (coughing up blood) or
  • Infection (e.g., upper and lower respiratory tract) or
  • Lung disease or other breathing problems (e.g., ventilatory impairment) or
  • Pneumothorax (air or gas in the chest cavity) or
  • Spirometry-induced bronchoconstriction (breathing problem during the spirometry test) or
  • Surgery (e.g., stomach, chest, or eyes), recent—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Aortic or cerebral aneurysm (heart or blood vessel problem) or
  • Heart attack, recent or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), uncontrolled or
  • Stroke, recent—Should not be used in patients with these conditions. May cause bronchospasm.
  • Kidney disease—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.