Mannitol (5%) effect on ECF?

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    What is the effect of Mannitol (5%), osmolality similar to plasma, on ECF?
    According to its MOA, ECF will increase because of the shift, hence it's contraindicated in pulmonary edema. Goljan states in his book that both ECF and ICF will decrease by mannitol.

    What do you think?
     
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