Mannitol - max temp and duration in a warmer

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Mannitol - max temp and duration in a warmer

Has anyone seen any guidelines for how long it is OK for mannitol to stay in a warmer? The package insert gives instruction on heating the flexible containers up to 70 degrees C and the flip top vials to 80 degrees C to dissolve crystals, but it does not mention longer term storage in a warmer. Even if you don't have a reference for it, I'd like to know what other folks are doing. Our warmer is set at 106 degrees F, but we are not currently dating the product when we add it to the warmer. Maybe we should be giving it a 14 day expiration like we do for IV fluids. Thanks